Businesses that have long waited to legally sell adult-use marijuana in Maine can finally open in just two weeks.
A total of five businesses have secured retail licenses, according to the most recent Office of Marijuana Policy records.
One of them is SeaWeed Co. based in South Portland. It was the first Maine-based company to secure all three licenses for cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales.
“We tried to tie the marijuana theme into the Portland being on the ocean theme,” owner Scott Howard told NEWS CENTER Maine.
Howard has been working for years to open the business. He and his team are determined to create a one-of-a-kind quality cannabis experience.
The company’s new storefronts in South Portland Portland are specially designed to create a cool and calm community space reminiscent of an Apple Store, as opposed to a standard pot shop.
“You come in here and you’re comfortable,” Howard said. “I want my wife to be able and be comfortable to shop around and look at the products we have here.”
With just two weeks until the company’s grand opening, Howard said he is eager but anxious. [Read more at News Center Maine]