Marijuana is now Maine’s biggest agricultural commodity

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine is known for its wild blueberries and potatoes but marijuana has surpassed them to become the state’s most valuable crop.

Medical marijuana sales totalled $221.8 million from January through October, more than double what had been sold by the same time last year, the Portland Press Herald reported, based on state sales tax figures. That compares to $184.1 million for potatoes, $123.6 million for milk and $26 million for blueberries in 2019.

The pandemic didn’t slow down sales of weed.

“What we’ve learned is that no matter what, Americans are going to get their cannabis, alcohol, baking supplies and cars, regardless of the economy,” said Patrick Anderson, CEO of Anderson Economic Group.

Maine recorded more than $100 million in sales last year, the first time Maine was able to tabulate all…

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