Seacoast’s 1st recreational cannabis shop to open in Eliot, ME

ELIOT, Maine — Investing 5 yrs as a budding medicinal marijuana company, Eliot-primarily based East Coastline Hashish has received the nod from the state of Maine to get started recreational gross sales.

Co-founders Dana Brearley and James Folan III and East Coastline Cannabis’ 3rd lover, Ryan Ward, are aiming for a grand opening of their retail shop Thursday, June 17.

An formal with Maine’s Place of work of Cannabis Policy mentioned previous week East Coast Hashish, if accredited, was poised to be 1 of the initially grownup-use stores in York County to open and the closest retail pot store south of Portland. Retroactive to final Oct, when Maine formally allowed for citizens aged 21 and older to purchase cannabis from recreational establishments, now suitable Mainers and attendees can travel to Eliot for their adult-use weed requires.

Co-founders and co-owners James Folan III and Dana Brearley are seen in the East Coast Cannabis growing facility with more than 450 marijuana plants, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Eliot, Maine.

Brearley and Folan, mates and bandmates functioning corporate work opportunities turned “cannasseurs,” 1st concocted the thought of running their very own marijuana enterprise on a surf trip to Nicaragua several many years back to visit a good friend. It was their pal who to start with brought up Maine’s blossoming marijuana marketplace, sparking the duo’s curiosity and at some point inspiring them to get property in Eliot and get expanding.