© 2022 Maine Public
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Marijuana Sales In Maine Still At Record Highs

Maine Marijuana
Robert F. Bukaty
Marijuana is sold at Theory Wellness, a cannabis retail store, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in South Portland, Maine. Cannabis has rocketed to the top of the state's agricultural crops, but the first few months of legal adult use sales have otherwise been without much fanfare.

Maine adult use marijuana sales continue to climb, with nearly six- and-a-half million dollars worth of products being sold in June. That's an increase of more than a million dollars over May which was also a record breaking month.

The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy reports more than 86,000 individual retail transactions for June, and the state collected nearly $650,000 in sales tax revenue.

Maine voters approved the recreational use and sale of marijuana products in November 2016 with the first sales last October.