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    Jason Chavez of Portland celebrates being the first customer at Theory Wellness.

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    Chloe Wright, supervisor of the South Portland Theory Wellness store, stocks the shelves behind the counter before the store opens for the first day of recreational marijuana sales.

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    People line up outside Theory Wellness minutes before the store opens for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Maine.

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    Customers begin to file in at SeaWeed Co. for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Maine.

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    SeaWeed Co. Budtender Veronica Pounds helps a customer on Friday.

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    Staff at Theory Wellness help customers with their purchases on Friday, the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Maine.

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    Budtenders help customers at SeaWeed Co. on Friday.

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    Erin Carr, center, puts money back in her wallet after making a purchase at Theory Wellness on Friday. Carr was second in line to get in, showing up a couple of hours before the store opened.

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    Employees ring up customers at SeaWeed Co.

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    John Lorenz stands outside his recreational marijuana store, Sweet Relief, in Northport on Friday.

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    Customers wait outside the Sweet Relief recreational marijuana store in Northport on Friday.

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    John Lorenz speaks with the media before the opening of his recreational marijuana store, Sweet Relief, in Northport on Friday.

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    John Lorenz, right, asks to see a customer's driver's license for proof of age at his recreational marijuana store in Northport.

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    John Lorenz, right, talks with Zak Hollingshead inside Lorenz’s recreational marijuana store in Northport, which opened on Friday, the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Maine. Lorenz had a stock of 230 pre rolled marijuana joints and expected to sell out of that stock in a few days. The joints come in containers that can’t be seen into, have a childproof lid as well as tamper-evident packaging.

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    Containers of pre-rolled marijuana joints being purchased by Zak Hollingshead stand on the counter while Hollingshead is rung up by John Lorenz in the Sweet Relief recreational marijuana store in Northport on Friday. The containers cannot be transparent and must have a childproof cap and a tamper-evident seal.

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    John Lorenz places containers of pre-rolled marijuana joints for purchase by Zak Hollingshead at Lorenz's store in Northport. Lorenz had an inventory of 230 pre-rolled marijuana joints and expected to sell out within a few days. Hollingshead is chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Northport.

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