Maine marijuana regulators say that the launch of an adult-use cannabis market in the state has already exceeded expectations when it comes to driving down illicit sales.
The Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) released a report on Monday, based on a first-ever survey of about 2,000 residents. Among its key takeaways is that providing adults with access to licensed marijuana retailers is having the desired impact of undermining the illicit market.
With respect to past-month cannabis consumers, 64 percent of respondents said they obtained marijuana products from licensed retailers. OCP said that the “current illicit market has diminished more than expected,” compared to other state cannabis programs.