WELLS, Maine — Whether you’re looking for cannabis flower or something more refined, such as tinctures, edibles or vape cartridges, for medicinal purposes, a newly opened shop here has you covered.
Curaleaf, which operates three other medical marijuana dispensaries and one recreational marijuana shop in Maine, opened its fifth location in the state Friday, July 23, at 913 Post Road in Wells. It’s the only marijuana shop in town.
One of Curaleaf’s newer products is a THC-infused beverage enhancer called “Squeeze.” It comes in four different flavors, which people can add to seltzer water, tea or another beverage of their choosing, store manager Scott Reed said.
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While a digestible cannabis product may typically take 45 minutes to take full effect, the Squeeze product can take effect in 15 minutes or less, Reed said. The product costs $17 per unit full-price, he said.
Reed said the Curaleaf team is building on its decade of experience operating in Auburn and Ellsworth as it expands into southern Maine and opens shop less than 1.5 miles from the beach.
Given the number of tourists who stop in Wells — whether to stick around or head farther north — the shop is seeing a significant number of out-of-state patients, which