Marijuana is rising as a booming business in a metropolis usually related to rural conservatism. City leaders say there was eager curiosity in creating pot retailers since January, when the Presque Isle City Council unanimously approved the manufacturing and sale of leisure marijuana. Reports Bangor Daily News
Though it’s nonetheless early within the recreation, the sizable curiosity by marijuana companies in Presque Isle exhibits the enchantment of the hashish business exterior its city base in cities like Lewiston, Portland and Bangor. And for Presque Isle — a metropolis that has skilled points with inhabitants decline, outmigration and enterprise turnover — many metropolis leaders say any business that brings jobs to the Star City is value welcoming.
City Manager Martin Puckett stated metropolis leaders are inspired by curiosity from marijuana enterprise house owners, and that potential entrepreneurs have reacted positively to the town’s marijuana ordinance.
Presque Isle Director of Economic and Community Development Galen Weibley stated he has been fielding calls and assembly with folks considering beginning hashish retailers since January — up to now totaling a few half dozen.
“There’s definitely a surge in interest in medical marijuana,” Weibley stated. “Throughout the downtown area, especially.”
Many companies appear to need to lay down roots as medical marijuana retailers earlier than changing to a leisure store later, Weibley stated.