Maine’s adult-use cannabis industry may be new but it’s growing fast according to new figures released by the state’s Office of Cannabis Policy. Recreational sales started in October of 2022. Data from 2022 shows that recreational cannabis dispensaries sold roughly $158 million dollars of product to customers. This is a 92% increase compared to 2021. In the past six months, Maine Public reports that the number of dispensaries has increased by 20%, making access to cannabis products easier for customers. The industry is expected to continue growing during 2023 based on the number of applicants in the licensing queue.