Residents can now grow cannabis for recreational use at home, but still have no way to legally buy or sell it.

A consultant is expected to submit a first draft of proposed adult-use marijuana rules to the state Office of Marijuana Policy on Thursday, putting Maine back on track to open its recreational market by year’s end, state officials say.

“We are working incredibly hard to get this thing rolled out,” said Erik Gundersen, director of the new Office of Marijuana Policy, on Wednesday.

“There are people in my office that are working, no lie, seven days a week to make sure we can get this adult-use industry rolled out in 2019.”

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Penelope Overton ~ Portland Press Herald

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