Legal marijuana sales in Maine begin Friday nearly 4 years after voter approvalPosted by On

Mainers lined up Friday to get their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for adult recreational use, but the supply is reportedly thin.Retailers blamed a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday in Maine.Maine’s road to becoming the 10th state allowing marijuana for recreational use was exceptionally arduous.A referendum was approved nearly four years ago, in November 2016, but the effort to set up a method for legally purchasing cannabis dragged on through two vetoes by the governor, two legislative rewrites and a change in administrations.The Sea Weed Company in South Portland is one of two marijuana retailers to open on Friday.There was a line outside the door as people waited to get in.Because of the pandemic, operators said they will follow social distancing guidelines and only allow 10 people in at a time.Richard Sparrow, who was first in line, said he started waiting outside the door at 8 a.m. for the shop…

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