Maine Could be Leader in Recreational Marijuana Industry, says CEO of Medical Pot Provider

Maine is poised to be a leader in the recreational marijuana business because of its success with medical cannabis, the head of the state’s largest medical marijuana dispensary group said Wednesday.

Patricia Rosi, CEO of the Wellness Connection of Maine, said the state could benefit financially by allowing recreational marijuana sales and joining the country’s fastest growing industry, with an economic impact of $11.1 billion this year.

Rosi spoke about medical cannabis and marijuana legalization during the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eggs & Issues event.

Two groups – Legalize Maine and the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol – are collecting signatures to get separate legalization referendum questions on the November 2016 ballot. Both groups have developed plans that would allow adults 21 and older to buy and use recreational marijuana.

– Read the entire article at Portland Press Herald.