Core Museum is a great place to learn about Maine’s approach to cannabis
Maine has had a successful legal marijuana market and soon after its regulation, it didn’t take long for a museum to emerge that can’t be overlooked. An innovative cannabis museum in Portland has been on a mission to create a unique and immersive exhibit that focuses on how the plant’s prohibition affects its cultivation. Announced a few months ago, its doors were set to open this month.
Originally known as a non-profit organization, the new museum is called Core and is located at 553 Congress Street. Core is linked to a new adult dispensary next door at 555 Congress Street. The museum is now a must-stop for anyone who wants to sample their favorite product, catch up and witness all that a museum of this type has to offer.
April Arrasate, executive director of both locations, says she wants the museum to reflect the dispensary’s social justice focus. The firm’s main goal is to establish a commitment to diversity and female ownership. Social equity in the industry has always been a paramount factor, and Arrasate is very clear about that.
In 2008, the entrepreneur entered the cannabis industry in Connecticut through her first company, Curaleaf. Now she clearly intends for the Core exhibit at the City of Roses to focus on how the history of marijuana prohibition in the US has influenced the cultivation process. Prior to this launch, Core has hosted artists, musicians, performers, and anyone looking for a space to gather and present their art to the community.