April 20th is notorious for being THE day to celebrate and indulge in the highs of Mary Jane. Historically, the phrase “420,” refers to a group of California high school students’ preferred smoke time, and their pot-fueled quest for a rumored, yet elusive, crop of marijuana plants.
Thankfully, the stigma of marijuana use has shifted, first opening up Maine to medicinal marijuana and now recreational marijuana dispensaries, as well. Whether you enjoy toking, tasting, or tincture – Portland, Maine has numerous local dispensaries to choose high quality flower, CBD, and more!
Check out our list of dispensaries, headshops, and marijuana inspired events.
With Portland in full bloom, our list shows only a few of many great options. DM and comment on Instagram @portlandoldport, or email us at [email protected] to share your event or favorite dispensary or headshop today!
SeaWeed Co. – 23 Marginal Way #7, Portland / 185 Running Hill Rd, So. Portland
SeaWeed Co. offers a warm and inviting storefront, inviting of marijuana enthusiasts and newbies alike. In honor of marijuana’s most celebrated day, SeaWeed is hosting an all-day party at their South Portland location. From 10AM – 7PM, they’ll have food trucks, special prices, live music and prizes to give away. It’s all hosted by the Maine Cannabis Community.
Three of Strong Spirits – 35B Diamond St.
It’s the return of Three of Strong Spirits burlesque revue: Three of Thong: Green Edition. Doors open at 6PM, and the show starts at 7PM, for this sultry performance. They’ll have one-night only drink specials, food from Rebel Cheesesteaks, and hand-crafted jewelry by Empowering Jewels by Jam. Tickets are $20, with a portion going to Maine Youth Justice, and don’t forget cash to tip the performers!
Free Street: Keep the party going into the weekend with Sweet Spot Presents: 4/20 Party. Friday, April 22nd, Free Street will be hosting live music from Royal Hammer, B Positive, and Catcha Vibe. They’ll be food and drinks, prizes and giveaways, and an opportunity to meet Maine Cannabis vendors. Party goes from 7:30PM – 12:00AM.
Maine Medical Marijuana – Coming Soon
The creators of Portland Old Port are at it again – creating a one stop directory of all things marijuana in Portland and beyond. For a sneak peak of what’s to come, check out their in-development site at the link above. If you’re a new farm, dispensary, headshop – or fall somewhere in between – and want to be included in this awesome new project, contact [email protected].
All Kind Bodega – 688 Congress St.
The folks at All Kind want to put your health and happiness first. With locally grown edibles, tinctures, infusions and flower, they focus on finding the right product for each customer individually. This woman-owned business puts an emphasis on homemade confections such as gummies, caramels and chocolate bars, but are marking down Cartridges with their Countdown to 4/20 Sale.
Fire on Fore – 367 Fore St.
Fire on Fore has been “lighting up Portland since 2018,” when they were originally founded as a strictly medical-only dispensary. Since then, they have expanded to Adult Use/Recreational, but continue to strive for a unique cannabis experience that exemplifies the highest standards of quality. They work with local, independent growers dedicated to creating clean cannabis products, free of harmful additives, pesticides, molds or mildews. On April 20th, they’ll be opening at 10AM and marking down everything 20%. Get there early, because the first 20 purchases get a free merch gift bag.
Meowy Jane – 1 Market St.
New in the Old Port is Meowy Jane. A husband and wife team that started growing quality cannabis for their private medical patients in 2013, the duo opened their first Adult Use boutique right in the Old Port just last month and are ready to make their mark in the Portland Recreational scene. Their philosophy: Cats are awesome. Cannabis is awesome. Be kind, always.
Stage – 5 Spring St.
Let’s face it, when it comes to dispensaries in Portland – you’ve got a lot to choose from. Stage Cannabis strives to set itself apart in the culture it promotes. Whether you’re looking for a pre-roll for an energetic high, a mellow buzz from one of their exclusive beverages, or anything in between, there is sure to be something for you at Stage. Their love for music, food and all things Portland is what sets them apart. Their staff is always ready to spend time recommending their favorite spots in our city, and their website even features pre-curated Spotify playlists for whatever tunes your current high is calling for.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries:
Hazy Hill Farm – 484 Congress St.
For the past 11 years, the tight-knit group of cultivators at Hazy Hill Farm have been providing quality medical cannabis to the Maine community. In honor of 420, this Maine owned, Maine made company is offering special discounts, exclusive products, a raffle, and more! They offer a variety of flower, concentrates, and edibles for however you prefer to medicate.
Higher Grounds – 45 Wharf St.
Welcome to the East Coast’s first cannabis coffee shop, Higher Grounds, located in the heart of the Old Port. This unique shop combines medical cannabis, CBD, and coffee crafted locally by independent artisans. Higher Grounds offers in-store, online ordering and delivery, of flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, edibles, CBD and more! For the month of April they’re offering 20% off Rooted Heart Products.
Beach Boys Cannabis Co – 115 Middle St.
We’re pickin’ up good vibrations with Beach Boys Cannabis Co, a Maine medical marijuana provider whose tagline is Maine’s endless summer. Beach Boys offers both an in-store location and local delivery of traditional cannabis products like flower, vape pens, and edibles. They also offer an array of products for both body and mind like topical balms, salves, and sprays.
Exhale Cannabis Co. – Online
Exhale Cannabis Co. is your go-to marijuana delivery service. They believe in buying flower from women, not just for them. This woman-owned business offers a diverse range of sativa and indica flower, including sampler packs, as well as edibles, vape pens, capsules, and marijuana accessories.
The Blazin’ Ace Smoke Shop & Glass Gallery – 432 Fore St.
Dubbed Maine’s #1 smoke shop, the Blazin’ Ace has been blazin’ trails on the marijuana scene since 2005. This friendly shop specializes in their many Maine-made glass products by Maine artists. Their store offers a wide selection of glass pipes, dab accessories, tubes, bubblers, rigs and Blazin’ Ace gear. Swing by their shop and grab a new piece for all the flower you’ll be smokin’ this holiday.