The Zoning Board of Appeals voted 3-1 Monday night to revoke an after-the-fact permit for a marijuana growing operation near the middle of Poland Spring Country Estates because it is a commercial enterprise in a rural residential zone.
Derick Erickson, who was issued a permit in February by Code Enforcement Officer Nick Adams, was accused of misrepresenting what he was doing in his permit application by saying he was growing vegetables for family use.
Erickson said he had never hidden anything, that he hadn’t broadcast that he was growing marijuana because if it was generally known, it could attract thieves.
“The less people that know, the better,” he said.
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