(Photos: Ethan Andrews)
(Photos: Ethan Andrews)
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Above, Johnny Lorenz, owner of Sweet Relief in Northport, talks with members of the press on October 9, the opening day for adult-use marijuana sales in Maine. Sweet Relief was one of six adult-use retail shops open on the first day they could legally do business. Inset right, Lorenz, who has operated a medical marijuana caregiver shop on the same Route 1 property since early 2019, made his first recreational sale to Northport selectman Zak Hollingshead, pictured inset, who bought six prerolled joints, and the second to himself. Maine Office of Marijuana Policy reported $94,643.38 in statewide sales of recreational marijuana on opening day, with $9,464.34 collected in sales tax.