See How We Are Contributing To The Maine Cannabis Industry
We believe in Maine cannabis businesses. Dawson Julia is a founding member of the Maine Cannabis Coalition, together him and the team work together to keep the medical cannabis industry alive and well. Click the articles below to see a little bit about us and what we have been up to.
Founding Member and Creator of the Certified Clean Cannabis Program
Here's the story of how it all started back in early 2014. Today there are over 20 certified clean cannabis medical marijuana caregivers and hemp growers in Maine and we are always looking to grow........(no pun intended).
1st Caregiver Storefront in Maine!!!
In May of 2014 East Coast CBDs opened in Unity, ME. Only 8 medical dispensary licenses have ever been issued licenses in Maine. 7 out of 8 dispensary licenses were issued to non-native Mainers (Out of State owned), leaving many Maine folks with little to no opportunity to participate in a fair and competitive marketplace. The state told marijuana caregivers we were not allowed to operate as a business. East Coast CBDs challenged that opinion and asked DHHS and law enforcement to charge us with whatever crime they suspected so the court could determine what is legal. In October of 2015 we received our 3rd inspection which included: 4 law enforcement officers, 2 MMMP inspectors and the MMMP director. We finally won that battle, when I (Dawson Julia) filed a complaint of harassment through the sheriff's department which essentially put an end to the DHHS harassment and caused the department to issue a letter stating I was in full compliance with the state . Since we have seen over 50 storefronts open in Maine and finally we are closer to "The Way Life Should Be".
“We’re pioneering this and taking this business to the next level. It’s an uphill battle because you want to make sure you’re doing everything right.”
Marijuana Caregivers: dealing in cash puts our businesses at risk for crime
Caregivers find they may be at risk for crime because most banks won't serve businesses that make a profit from marijuana which is considered illegal under federal law.
Dawson Julia suggests stricter Residency Requirements for Maine Adult-Use Program
Listen to this WeedBudz Radio podcast featuring Dawson Julia and the fight to keep Maine cannabis businesses strong by restricting licenses to out of state businesses.
People Protest Outside Recreational Pot Store
Theory Wellness, an out of state cannabis business was granted a license to open in the state. Dawson Julia and others gathered outside of the store to protest.
Unity caregiver sues state for not following its own rules
Dawson Julia, owner of East Coast CBDs in Unity, filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act by licensing out-of-state retail store owners.
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