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Wellness Connection of Maine

About Wellness Connection of Maine

Established in 2011, Wellness Connection of Maine operates four state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Bath, Brewer, Gardiner and Portland. Our dispensaries are safe, inviting, spacious and accessible wellness centers fusing the best features of a pharmacy, community center and wellness practice in one convenient location. Under one roof, all your medical cannabis and full-spectrum wellness needs are answered by our member liaisons, passionate experts who care and partner with you on your journey to improved quality of life. – Peruse through our extensive library of educational books and magazines. – Enjoy a free coffee/tea and wifi in the comfort of our welcoming community center. – Attend educational events and seminars such as Medical Cannabis 101 or Cooking with Cannabis. – Other services as available, always at no cost to our patients

Can you buy recreational marijuana (weed) in Maine?

Can you buy recreational marijuana (weed) in Maine?

Written By Liz Gold   As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a result, we operate under Maine’s Medical Cannabis Program to […]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Look at Cancer and Cannabis

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Look at Cancer and Cannabis

Written By Liz Gold In October, we wear pink, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And while breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women – aside from skin cancer – cannabis is emerging as a way to help with the often debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and overall discomfort […]

Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally With CBD

Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally With CBD

Written By Liz Gold More than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. This growing number is not slowing down and it’s one of the most common causes of chronic pain among adults. By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26 percent) of adults in the […]

Cannabis Safety 101: How to Talk to Your Kids

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Written By Liz Gold As we head into September, it’s the perfect time to initiate conversations with your kids about consumption and brush up on your safety precautions as you get ready for the cooler weather. If you have hesitancy around talking to your children about your medical cannabis use, you are not alone. It […]

5 Reasons to Give CBD to Your Pet

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Written By Liz Gold As the cannabis industry evolves and we realize the healing power of cannabidiol (CBD) on humans, information is also coming to light on its positive impact on animals. CBD is quickly becoming synonymous with wellness as it provides natural relief for many significant ailments – both for humans and their pets […]

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom In 2007 I was badly injured giving birth to my son. I was overjoyed to be a mother, but also in excruciating pain. I tried to manage it, but I became addicted to opiate painkillers. Addiction and pain robbed me of precious early years with my child. Some […]

THC and CBD: One of these things is not like the other!

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that make the cannabis plant such a medicinal powerhouse. There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, each with unique therapeutic properties. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol)  are two of the most well-known. Both THC and CBD can help with a variety of medical conditions, but there’s one big […]

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers In Maine, autumn is harvest time, the season of abundance. But in the world of cannabis growers—and consumers—bountiful harvests can be reaped 365 days a year, thanks to the science of hydroponics. Hydroponics is a horticultural method in which roots are cultivated without soil. Growing mediums include […]

Why Does My Cannabis Smell Like Lemons?: An Introduction to Terpenes

There’s a lot going on inside a cannabis plant. It’s made up of hundreds of organic compounds, one large class of which are terpenes. Terpenes are what gives each cannabis strain its distinctive taste and smell. Terpenes aren’t exclusive to cannabis; they’re produced by many plants, including lavender, rosemary, mint, and basil, to provide protection […]