Cannabis company Sweet Dirt plans to open Kennebec County’s first recreational-use marijuana store on Wednesday, as Maine’s new legal market for the drug continues to expand.

Sweet Dirt, based in Eliot, will open its first retail location at 475 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, and plans three others in central and southern Maine, according to a news release.

The 3,100-square-foot Waterville dispensary, just off Interstate 95, will offer a variety of cannabis products including dried flower, concentrates, edibles and ancillary products from Maine-licensed producers and artisans. Sweet Dirt also offers its own organically farmed cannabis.

"We think residents of and visitors to central Maine will appreciate the warm aesthetic and unparalleled convenience of our Waterville location along with our robust menu of more than a dozen strains plus edibles and concentrates,” said Jessica Oliver, Sweet Dirt senior vice president of cannabis operations, in the news release.

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