Maine's recreational cannabis market is inching closer to becoming a reality.
Mainers will be able to legally buy marijuana at retail shops on Oct. 9, the state announced Friday, nearly four years after residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
State officials said Friday that Maine rescinded a winning bid from BOTEC, a Los Angeles consultant, to help craft the rules about key issues.
Maine officials have dropped the state residency requirement for those seeking a license to open an adult-use cannabis business.
The passing of these ballot questions will most likely put pressure on other states that have not legalized marijuana in some way.
By all accounts, Gov. Cuomo and state legislators were close to a deal when talks ceased. So what happened?