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Thank you to the Bangor Daily News for covering the opening of Theory Wellness Bangor. This is the third recreational cannabis dispensary in Bangor, and the third Theory Wellness dispensary location in Maine.

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BANGOR DAILY NEWS: 3rd recreational pot shop opens in Bangor on Stillwater Avenue

MAY 15, 2021

Bangor’s third recreational cannabis retail shop opened on Friday, less than a mile down the road from the city’s second shop, which opened this winter.

“Theory Wellness, a Massachusetts-based cannabis dispensary with recreational shops in Waterville and South Portland and two recreational shops in Massachusetts, opened on Friday at 569 Stillwater Ave., in the same development as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Sport Clips.

Thomas Winstanley, Theory’s director of marketing, said the company’s rapid expansion into Maine — with three stores since the state allowed recreational marijuana sales last fall — is due to founders Brandon Pollock and Nick Friedman having deep ties to the state, as both graduated from Colby College. The company has also opened a production facility in the state, with a large growing operation now in Waterville that supplies its three Maine shops.

“We love Maine. And we love the active lifestyle here. We think cannabis goes really well with a lot of those outdoor activities,” Winstanley said.

The Bangor shop will sell traditional marijuana (“flower”), as well as pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates, edibles, tinctures and accessories. For its first weekend open, Theory Wellness will donate 25 percent of its sales to the Bangor Farmers Market, to support its efforts to connect low income families in the Bangor area with locally-grown food.

Theory Wellness joins Brothers Cannabis as the second recreational shop on Stillwater Avenue. In February, Brothers, owned by Maine brothers Greg and Matt Hawes, opened at 469 Stillwater Avenue, in the same development as Hobby Lobby and Buffalo Wild Wings. The two stores are less than a half-mile from each other.

Winstanley said there’s plenty of room for more retail shops in the Bangor area and in Maine in general, as the cannabis industry grows.”

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About Theory Wellness:

Theory Wellness is an East Coast medical and recreational cannabis brand; we cultivate cannabis, operate extraction labs, manufacture infused marijuana products, and proudly serve patients and customers at our marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and Maine.

Our focus is on small batch, craft cannabis that we cultivate using sustainable techniques on our outdoor cannabis farm and at our state-of-the-art indoor gardens. We run unique genetics to develop in-house premium products that include flower, concentrates, edibles, and an array of infusions for medical and recreational consumers in New England.

Throughout our work, we remain committed to expanding the science of cannabis, and creating the future we want to see in the emerging marijuana industry through social justice, sustainability, and research.

If you’re thinking to yourself, where is the nearest recreational dispensary near me or medical marijuana dispensary near me, look no further. Theory Wellness operates medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in Maine and Massachusetts that offer various cannabis products to meet your needs. If you are looking for our Maine recreational marijuana dispensary locations, click here. If you are looking for Massachusetts marijuana dispensary locations, click here.

To learn more about our operations, follow-us on Instagram @TheoryWellness.