Gov. King, citing evidence of growing marijuana use among teenagers, has lifted
Gov. King, citing evidence of growing marijuana use among teenagers, has lifted an 18-month ban on using helicopters to search for marijuana plants. King had ordered the ban after numerous citizens complained about the flights. Future searches will be restricted to 1,000 feet, and will involve quiet Jet Ranger helicopters. Dr. Robert Dana of the University of Maine, the state's chief consultant on substance abuse, doubts the searches will lead to decreased drug use, and thinks the money used on the flights would better serve Maine youth elsewhere. Details.
Halper, Evan, "Gov. King, citing evidence of growing marijuana use among teenagers, has lifted" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1816.
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