Business delivers free pot to your door, for a fee
PORTLAND (WGME) – It's not yet legal to sell recreational marijuana in Maine, but a number of companies are getting around that.
They're giving the weed away for free and charging a fee for delivery right to your front door.
Packaged up and ready to go, Logan Martyn-Fisher is taking cannabis on the road.
"We can meet at your house; we can meet at your business, wherever you want," Martyn-Fisher said.
His company, Elevation 207, was started in February.
"Now that it's legal we can kind of come out into the light and become a legitimate business," Martyn-Fisher said.
He'll deliver all kinds and amounts, and while the weed is free, his services are not.
"The delivery service is sort of like its own company and the weed is free through the caregiving company," Martyn-Fisher said.
Fisher says he charges anywhere from $75 to $250 depending on how much you want.
Attorney Tammie Snow advises marijuana businesses, and says this is a gray area in Maine law.
"If this were to go to trial, I think they would look at what a reasonable person believes is happening,” Snow said. “And a reasonable person would say you're not paying for the delivery you're paying for the cannabis."
But Fisher says they've been cautious, and even says local police haven't interfered.
"I've had a couple encounters in the past few years and it's shown me that they don't really care anymore," Martyn-Fisher said.
While the laws sort themselves out, Fisher says he's happy to be opening up doors for many
"We're delivering to people's grandparents that if you saw them on the street, you would never ever think that they're the ones going to be buying so much weed," Martyn-Fisher said.
But lawyers say there's still a liability.
"They see a money making opportunity but it is going to be legal, hold off,” Snow said. “I just don't think that it's worth the risk."