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What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in Maine?

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.

What can you do right now?

To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should:

  • Get a marijuana company business plan to understand costs associated with setting up a marijuana business, as well as projected revenues and financials that will allow you to decide whether this venture is for you or not, as well as be used for licensing purposes when the state allows marijuana businesses to apply for licenses. 
  • Download a free starter package to give you a general overview of what to expect when Maine legalizes marijuana businesses.
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