Author: Sam Rogers
According to an estimate from the Department of Marijuana Policy, nearly $1M was spent on adult-use marijuana products in Maine on Memorial Day Weekend alone.
BANGOR, Maine — When Maine’s adult-use recreational marijuana market came online last October, it was tough to set expectations as the program opened in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the pandemic’s harsh grip on our daily life relaxed slowly, the growth of the recreational program in Maine grew exponentially. The growth budding to another month of record sales in May.
Although the official numbers won’t be released until next week, Erik Gunderson, the Director of the Office of Marijuana Policy estimated dispensaries across Maine collected more than $5M in sales. He added that includes nearly $1M worth of product being sold on Memorial Day Weekend alone. “I think it’s a sign of things to come,” Gunderson said.