SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers got their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for recreational use, but a supply shortage was a potential buzzkill.
Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday. Licenses were issued only a month ago, causing retailers to scramble to stock their shelves.
That didn’t deter shoppers.
“This is a big day,” Ben Bolstridge, of Lewiston, said 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.”
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