Maine Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New career, MMJ-rec tensions and cannabis under Trump: Q&A with pioneer Becky DeKeuster

Omar Sacirbey  | January 11, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Becky DeKeuster went from being a Catholic high school teacher to a cannabis pioneer who co-founded the Wellness Connection of Maine.

DeKeuster helped Wellness Connection earn a reputation for caring service and left her mark nationally on an industry trying to find its footing. She's now switching gears again.

Maine dispensaries want early crack at adult-use cannabis sales

Roger Fillion  | January 5, 2017

Maine’s largest medical marijuana operator wants the state’s eight dispensaries to have an early opportunity to sell recreational cannabis.

The Wellness Connection of Maine, which operates four dispensaries, is supporting legislation that would allow the state’s MMJ operators to begin peddling adult-use cannabis while regulations are drawn up for the new rec market, the Bangor …

Week in Review: Connecticut MMJ research bodes well, OH docs hesitant & Maine rec is a go

Bart Schaneman  | December 23, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Connecticut research could benefit the entire medical cannabis industry, a survey shows most Ohio physicians won’t write MMJ recommendations, and Maine’s adult-use program is a go after recount is halted.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: New life in Montana, rule tweaks in Oregon & obstacles in New England

Bart Schaneman  | December 9, 2016

By Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey 

Montana’s medical marijuana industry is reactivated, Oregon adjusts its testing regulations, and New England’s adult-use industry encounters obstacles.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Maine cannabis pioneer embarking on new career path

Omar Sacirbey  | December 2, 2016

A marijuana industry pioneer is leaving her post at New England’s most prominent dispensary to pursue new opportunities in her home state of Maine and nationally.

A former Catholic high school teacher, Becky DeKeuster co-founded the Wellness Connection of Maine and helped the dispensary obtain four of eight medical licenses available in the state in …

Maine rec legalization recount to begin Monday

John Schroyer  | November 30, 2016

A formal recount of Maine’s election results on recreational cannabis legalization is set to begin Monday and is expected to take four to six weeks and cost the state up to half a million dollars.

Question 1, the formal name of the Maine rec initiative, was approved by less than a 1% margin of …

Maine preparing for recount on recreational cannabis

John Schroyer  | November 22, 2016

A formal recount of the Nov. 8 election results in Maine, including the initiative that would legalize adult-use cannabis, is now on the way.

The Maine secretary of state has certified the signatures on a pair of recount petitions that target the marijuana ballot measure as well as an educational tax, and the …

Chart: Sales projections for states that legalized cannabis on Election Day vs. 2016 industry estimates

Eli McVey  | November 21, 2016

By Eli McVey

States that passed marijuana measures earlier this month eventually could generate more in annual retail MJ sales than the entire U.S. cannabis industry is expected to this year.

Though these new markets will take time to develop, they present tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the results of the election.