In October 2020, Maine became the 10th state to launch recreational cannabis sales. Maine took 4 years after legalization in 2016 to begin sales because the state’s former governor was against cannabis. Post-COVID, the sales are set to boom this summer as life returns to normal.
Medical Use: Yes
Adult Use: Yes
No limit on recreational licenses makes Maine a great market to set up shop.
The fees are low and the amount of licenses are not limited.
No caps on licensing will lead to higher competition.
The taxes are low. Local municipality taxes are banned.
Maine Cannabis Details
41.3 sq. miles
2020 Medical Sales
2022 Projected Medical Sales
2020 Adult Use Sales
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales
Medical: Department of Health and Human Services Adult-use: Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
# of Dispensaries (allowed/issued)
# of Cultivators (allowed/issued)
# of Manufacturers (allowed/issued)
# of Testing Labs (allowed/issued)
Required (medical) Allowed (adult-use, except for labs)
Yes – all officers of a dispensary must be Maine resident. Unknown for adult-use.
Combined Tax Rate
10% (retail price)
Retail Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax
State Sales Tax
Licensing Fees (per year)
*Varies based on gross revenue
Registered Organization Registration Fee
Registered Organization Application Renewal Fee
Medical: Dispensary Certificate of Registration Application