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Maine Deems Dozens Of Pot Business Applications Complete

Maine officials have deemed dozens of applications to run marijuana businesses to be complete, a major step on the way to the first legal sales of the drug for recreational adult use.

Mainers voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana use and sales in 2016, and the state is in the process of approving licenses for the first businesses. David Heidrich, spokesperson for the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy, says the state began the process of deeming more than 70 applications complete in late January. The office will next review the applications and issue approvals.