Marijuana Business Information

Background

In December of 2019, Lewiston’s City Council passed an ordinance pertaining to Adult Use and Medical Marijuana. The purpose of Lewiston’s marijuana ordinance is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents and visitors by prescribing the manner in which the cultivation and distribution of marijuana can be conducted in the city.

The City of Lewiston allows marijuana businesses in specific zoning districts only. Be sure to speak with Planning and Code Enforcement before submitting an application to ensure that your location is in compliance with all zoning regulations and performance standards.

When you are ready to proceed, please contact Planning and Code Enforcement at (207) 513-3125 or (207) 513-3007 TTY/TDD.

Fees

License Type Fee
Retail store $5,000
Cultivation facility Tier 1  -  $1,000
​Tier 2  -  $1,500
​Tier 3  -  $2,500
​Tier 4  -  $5,000
Manufacturing facility $2,500
Testing facility $2,500
Nursery $1,000
Registered dispensary $5,000
Background check $21 per applicant
  1. 1. Pre-application
  2. 2. Application
  3. 3. Next Steps

Meet with Planning and Code Enforcement Staff

Planning and Code Enforcement Staff are here to answer your questions and assist you in the application process. Before submitting an application, check with Planning and Code to ensure that your proposed location is in a zoning district which allows marijuana businesses.

All marijuana businesses are subject to the following setback requirements:
LocationSetback
Schools, child-care facilities, public parks, playgrounds, city-owned recreational facilities750 feet from the main entrance of the business to the nearest property line
Any two (2) other marijuana businesses
500 feet between main entrances
Dwelling in a residential zoning district
300 feet between main entrances

Downtown

Marijuana Zones Downtown

Outer Lisbon Street

Marijuana Zones Outer Lisbon

Sabattus Street

Marijuana Zones Sabattus Street

Main Street

Marijuana Zones Main Street