Nearly four years after Maine voted to legalize cannabis for all adults, opening day has arrived. Retail marijuana sales begin on the morning of Oct. 9.
A select few stores have been licensed to sell adult-use products on Oct. 9. Dozens of others are waiting for state officials to sign off on their licenses, and those stores should come online in the coming days and weeks.
It’s unclear whether the currently licensed stores will all be open. Some may have to wait until more products arrive. There’s only one cannabis testing lab currently operating in Maine, and all products have to go through it to be cleared for sale.
Cannabis herb with money and cigarettes on black by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)