Maine’s Top 10 Biggest Marijuana Businesses
Pot is big business! Here are the ten biggest ranked by how many Maine employees each business has.
It might seem like there are thousands of marijuana dispensaries in Maine right now, but according to Wandering Through Maine, there are only 89. It seems like there are 89 just in Portland. This number is fluid with new businesses coming and some closing. But as of 2021, these were the top 10 biggest pot places according to how many employees they had according to data collected by Maine Biz.
10. Brothers Cannabis - 18 Maine employees - Bangor
Brothers Cannabis has 4 locations: Brewer, Bath, and two Bangor. According to their website:
Brothers Cannabis is a family-owned and operated adult-use marijuana store. With deep roots in the local business landscape founded on integrity and trust, we offer a product, environment, and experience unlike any other in the cannabis industry.
9. Blossom LLC - 21 Maine employees - Biddeford
Blossom in Biddeford is categorized as a medical cannabis shop. I see two locations near each other in Biddeford and Saco. Often there will be a medical dispensary and a recreational dispensary. The CEO is Elizabeth Baldacci and started it in 2020.
8. Mystique of Maine - 25 employees - Auburn / Portland
I love their tagline of 'Stop in and say high.' Hysterical. They've been around since 2018 and they know there's a lot of competition, so they stick to their core values of honesty, respect, compassion, and most importantly a love for the cannabis plant.
6. (tie) Meow Jane LLC - 30 employees - Portland
I love this. Meowy Jane is run by a husband and wife team. Joe is a classic nerd who got into gardening and Noelle, well...she's a super fan of cats. Plus, they love their cannabis. This is what they say on their website,
Our philosophy is simple: cats are awesome, cannabis is awesome, be kind, always.
6. (tie) Canuvo Dispensary - 30 employees - Biddeford
Canuvo grabbed one of the first dispensary licenses available back in 2010. It's been a rough road and a tough one. But they kept at it and currently are one of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in Maine. Good for them!
5. Blue Sky - 40 employees - Farmington
They have two stores in their hometown of Farmington. One is a recreational place and the other is a medical store. They work to get the highest quality products available and their stores always have some exclusive small-batch strains.
3. (tie) Stoner & Co - 45 employees - Biddeford
Ready? Stoner and Co is run by Morgan and Karleena Stoner. And as they say on their website,
Yes, that really is our last name.
3. (tie) Seaweed Co. - 45 employees - South Portland / Portland
They are proud to be one of the first recreational shops to open in Maine back in 2020 and the first to open in Portland in 2021! It's good to be first as they are one of the biggest operations in Maine.
2. Wellness Connection of Maine - 80 employees - Portland
They have 4 locations in Portland, South Portland, Gardiner, and Brewer. I love that they are called budtenders. The Wellness Connection budtenders are passionate experts who will work to find the Maine-grown cannabis that fits your needs, within your means. Most of the marijuana they sell they also grow in their state-of-the-art indoor garden, their CO2 extraction laboratory, or their licensed kitchen.
1. Curaleaf Maine Adult Use Inc. - 150 Maine employees - 5 locations in Maine
Curaleaf is a leading medical and recreational marijuana dispensary in the United States. They have over 350,000 registered patients across 23 states. Here in Maine, there are 5 locations in Auburn, Bangor, Ellsworth, South Portland, and Wells. They are coast to coast and really into making your cannabis experience one that is exactly what you want. The pandemic was great for sales...for all dispensaries, and Curaleaf is no exception.