WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 30, 2021 — If you follow our heat index lists, you know that Curaleaf has been on fire lately. In fact, they’re currently ranked #1 in the nation on the Pioneer Intelligence Heat Index. To add to this string of victories, Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. is celebrating the opening of a new branded location in South Portland (located at 343 Gorham Road). This is the company’s first adult-use location in Maine and brings their total number of retail locations to 106.
Curaleaf is not new to the scene in Maine. They’ve has been operating there since 2014, providing cannabis products to the medical market at three other branded locations.
The company has made a formal commitment to giving back to the Maine community and socially responsible expansion. As part of the opening celebration, Curaleaf is making a contribution to Black Owned Maine (BOM) Family Relief Program, which helps cover the cost of necessities (rent, electricity, food, heat, transportation, and daycare) for community members who need support. This is in conjunction with Curaleaf’s Rooted in Good initiative, which aims to build a fair and equitable industry. The initiative includes a partnership with Women Grow, work with the Veterans Cannabis Project, and a commitment to hire at least 10% of new employees from the communities most impacted by the War on Drugs. In addition, the company’s 420×25 supplier diversity initiative aims to do business with 420 new cannabis brands, ancillary suppliers, and advocacy organizations from underrepresented communities in the cannabis ecosystem by the year 2025.