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Marijuana Market: Maine's Legal Sales of Pot are Booming Since Last October


Since legal sales of recreational marijuana began last October, pot has brought in millions in revenue to the state.

As demand outstrips supply, we will discuss the status of the market for recreational and medical marijuana in Maine, and what the state policies and regulations are.


Erik Gundersen, director, Maine Office of Marijuana Policy 

Joel Pepin, owner, JAR Cannabis Co.; president, Maine Cannabis Industry Association

Adam Levin, principal associate, state fiscal health project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joshua Reny, assistant city manager, City of South Portland 

Brandon Pollock, CEO, Theory Wellness, recreational and medicinal cannabis dispensary based in Massachusetts and Maine

Hillary J. Lister, policy specialist, Maine Matters Research & Consulting


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.