Emerald River Maine is designing and constructing a recreational marijuana dispensary at 1240 Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine. After months of research, and viewing many properties throughout Lewiston, we purchased this prime commercial lot on September 10, 2020. The location has been vacant for a decade. The site previously was the home of one of Maine’s first McDonalds, built in the late 1960s.

The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) issued Emerald River Maine a conditional license for a recreational cannabis retail store on August 28, 2020. We have also submitted our application for marijuana retailer to the City of Lewiston. As required by law, all marijuana and marijuana products available for purchase at Emerald River Maine will be sourced from recreational-licensed growers and producers in Maine. In addition, all marijuana and marijuana products for sale will have been tested according to Maine OMP regulations.

We will offer a full line of marijuana products including:

  • Maine-grown flower
  • Pre-rolls
  • Vaping products
  • Edibles and drinks
  • Concentrates
  • Accessories
  • Locking containers

No card needed (only ID)

Anyone who is at least 21 years of age will be able to purchase marijuana and marijuana products at Emerald River Maine in Lewiston. You do not need a medical marijuana card to shop at Emerald River Maine. All residents of Maine, or any other state, may purchase cannabis at our store, as long as they have valid ID showing that they are at least 21 years of age.

Architecture and site design

We are working with architect Matthew Carter of CES, Inc. on the design and layout of the building. In addition, Jon Whitten, Jr. PE, also of CES, Inc., is doing the site design for our lot. CES, Inc. is headquartered in Bangor, and they also have a branch office on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. We are currently working with Mr. Carter on the architectural plans. As soon as architecture and site plans are ready, we will submit a building permit application to the City of Lewiston. Groundbreaking for the construction will take place as soon as the city approves our development permit.


Lewiston is the site for Emerald River Maine’s first cannabis store. If you are interested in being among the first people to have Emerald River Maine merchandise, you can purchase men’s and women’s apparel, including shirts, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, on our web site. You can also buy caps and mugs using these links.

Lewiston/Auburn Chamber

Emerald River Maine is a proud member of the Lewiston/Auburn Chamber of Commerce since October 2020. You can view Emerald River Maine’s chamber listing here.

Lewiston Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Working to make it happen

Matt Taggart is Emerald River Maine’s President. Before joining Emerald River Maine, Matt was EverythingCU’s Chief Operations Officer. There he developed several products that connect credit unions to their members. Matt is a resident of Shapleigh, Maine, with his wife Megan and son Gavin.

Morriss Partee is the founder of Emerald River Maine. Prior to founding Emerald River, he launched EverythingCU.com, a company which serves credit union professionals via online community and resources.

Warm and welcoming

If you are looking for a marijuana dispensary near you, and you live in the greater Lewiston-Auburn area, then we look forward to welcoming you to Emerald River Maine in 2021.