Medical marijuana patients in Maine spent $2 million on edibles products in dispensaries in 2016, making it the fastest-growing segment of the state’s MMJ industry.
The tally represents about 7.4% of the overall $26.8 million spent at Maine’s eight dispensaries last year, according to the Portland Press Herald.
By contrast, Mainers spent $1.2 million on edibles at medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, or about 5.4% of the total purchases.
Tim Smale – head of the Maine Dispensary Operators Association and co-founder of Remedy Compassion Center in Auburn – estimated that edibles will account for about 20% of all dispensary sales in Maine by 2018, the Portland Press Herald reported.
Maine is expected to launch adult-use cannabis sales in early 2018, which will open up new doors for the edibles market.