Both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana dispensaries are now open in Maine. After years of delays, the opening of recreational dispensaries started on October 9, 2020.
While Maine voters passed the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana in November of 2016, former Gov. Paul Lepage continually delayed implementing sales, even attempting to get former Attorney General Jeff Session to aid him in overturning the law. The necessary laws and regulations for recreational dispensaries and sales were not established until June of 2019 with the signing of LD 719, "An Act Regarding Adult Use Marijuana," by Gov. Janet Mills.