More than 20 medical marijuana shops dot the roadway, tempting tourists to stop and peruse their wares.

The nearly century-old Route 1 rambles for more than 500 miles through coastal and northern Maine, carrying millions of tourists each year between Kittery’s crowded clam huts to the sprawling forests and potato fields of Fort Kent.

In between the blueberry museums, ice cream stands, beaches and lobster shacks, tourists driving what could be called Vacationland’s Main Street are increasingly likely to spot a marijuana store – 22 of them at last count, with a new one opening almost every month.

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Penelope Overton ~ Portland Press Herald

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