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Adult Use Marijuana Business Procedure

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This page is to provide all applicable information and documents regarding the Adult Use Marijuana Permit/License Process.

02/10/2023 Update: Adult Use Marijuana documentation 2023 updates now available online (see blue boxes).  Application acceptance period public notice will be published soon.  Applications and supplemental material will be accepted by the Town only during the days and times identified in the application acceptance period public notice.

01/18/2023 Update: On 1/17/2023, Council adopted amendments to adult use marijuana ordinances Ch. 18 (Business) and Ch. 78 (Conditional Use).  We are updating all materials associated with adult use marijuana and preparing for the license selection process.  Please note the Town will accept license applications only during the license selection period which will be posted by the Town at a future date.  We will have an update on this site by mid-February 2023. 

09/09/2022 Update: The Old Orchard Beach Town Council will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 beginning @ 6:00pm in Council Chambers, 1 Portland Avenue.   This workshop is open to the public. Information for the workshop is available by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3BzUcpY. Live viewing of the workshop is available by tuning into local access TV, Channel 1301 (check with your provider) or by logging onto Town Hall Streams: https://bit.ly/3BzUQ6S.

08/02/2022 Update: The Old Orchard Beach Town Council will be holding a workshop on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 beginning at 6:00pm in Council Chambers, 1 Portland Avenue.  This workshop is open to the public. Information for the workshop is available by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3Snpd75.  Live viewing of the workshop is available by tuning into local access TV, Channel 3 or 1301 (check with your provider) or by logging onto Town Hall Streams https://bit.ly/3zP7hL8.  

06/29/2022 Update: For individuals wishing to leave comments concerning the proposed amendments referenced @ the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Council Workshop  [https://bit.ly/3Nkv0Gx ] you may do so by emailing them to councilcomments@oobmaine.com.  The due date for public comment submission is Tuesday, July 19th, by end-of-business.  

06/27/2022 UpdateThe Town prepared amendments to the business license ordinance (Ch. 18) and conditional use ordinance (Ch. 78).  These amendments will be reviewed by the Council and Planning Board during the next few months.  You can review both ordinances and a memo summarizing the amendments here: https://bit.ly/3Nkv0Gx

4/14/2022 Update: The Town continues to work on amendments to the adopted Adult Use Marijuana Ordinances.  These amendments, if approved, will alter the license application process as well as other standards.  This will result in changes to the License Application, Process Guide and FAQ’s linked on this page.  We expect to have more information concerning the ordinance amendments during June. 

3/3/2022 Update: The Town is preparing amendments to the adopted Adult Use Marijuana Ordinances.  These amendments, if approved, will change ordinance language.  This will result in changes to the License Application, Process Guide and FAQ’s linked on this page.  We expect to have more information concerning the changes before the end of March. 

Date Permits will be available: To be determined

Date Permits are due:  To be determined

This page will be updated with dates once they are available.