Currently, there are 8 medical marijuana dispensaries legally operating in the state of Maine. Cities are allowed to ban or allow dispensaries, at their discretion.
Last year, 67% of voters in Portland chose to stop punishing adults for possessing small amounts of marijuana. This year, three more Maine cities are likely to vote on a similar ordinance. Voters in York, South Portland, and Lewiston will have the opportunity to make up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age or older. These initiatives will continue the public dialogue that Portland’s campaign started and educate Mainers about the relative harms of marijuana and alcohol as well as possibly provide an opening for new marijuana businesses to open.
To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should:
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