Maine licenses first recreational marijuana manufacturing facility

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Maine regulators licensed the state’s first recreational marijuana manufacturing facility along with two adult-use cannabis stores to begin sales when the market launches Oct. 9.

According to the Portland Press Herald, Sea Smoke Extracts in Auburn will supply extracted products to South Portland retail store Seaweed Co. as part of the state’s only vertically integrated recreational cannabis business. The company also includes cultivator Sea Sweets.

The Sea Smoke Extracts facility currently extracts cannabis for the Maine medical marijuana market but will now also supply recreational retailers in the state.

In addition to Seaweed, state regulators on Monday granted an adult-use retail license to Jamy Enterprises in Newry.

So far, Maine has granted recreational licenses to five retail stores, five cultivation facilities, one testing lab and one manufacturing facility, the Press Herald reported.