According to a Health.Harvard.edu blog, the most common use for medical marijuana is for pain control, including conditions such as cancer, nerve pain and multiple sclerosis.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that use marijuana for pain, there is now a closer option for you to find it.

And in Maine, according to Seacoast Online, the state's largest cannabis greenhouse will soon be open.

 

Sweet Dirt in Elliot, Maine, broke ground on Tuesday, the news site reported, for a state-licensed medical marijuana facility, a 32,000 square feet facility, located at 495 Harold Dow Highway.

CEO Jim Henry told Seacoast Online that their endeavors almost didn’t happen after a devastating fire took place at the site only seven months earlier. Henry says the community support really helped him to pull through.

The article says that Sweet Dirt’s focus will be on creation of their proprietary soils and small batch gardening practices.

According to Maine.gov, “The Maine Medical Use Marijuana Program exists to ensure and facilitate an efficient, responsible and legal medical marijuana environment within the State of Maine. The program safeguards confidentiality to all participants and assures access to safe and reliable medicine. It provides compliance oversight, processes, guidelines and support to registered participants involved in the cultivation, processing and selling of medical marijuana and products containing it.”

While medical marijuana is legal in the state, recreational use is still months away. Voters approved the use in 2016, but the regulatory process is still not complete.