Maine residents flocked to cannabis dispensaries on Friday to legally buy recreational marijuana for the first time, but even on day one retailers faced a supply shortage, according to a report.
Retailers blame the novel coronavirus pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available. Licenses were issued only a month ago, causing retailers to scramble to stock their shelves, according to the Associated Press.
But that did not stop shoppers from showing up.
“This is a big day,” said Ben Bolstridge, of Lewiston, after making his purchases. “It’s the first time in Maine history that you can actually buy recreational marijuana. That’s awesome. I wanted to be here today.”
Maine is now the 10th state to allow the retail sale of marijuana for…