First Recreational Cannabis Shop Opens In Portland’s Old Port

The owners of Fire on Fore are all about blazing new trails

In 2019, the shop became the first medical cannabis storefront to open in Portland’s Old Port, and following its recent conversion to the adult-use market, it’s now the first recreational shop to open in the neighborhood, too.

The transition from medical to recreational was “bittersweet” for co-owners Thomas Mourmouras and Leo Paquette, but Mourmouras said it was bound to happen.

“I would say, at some point, the medical market was going to have to look at transitioning to the adult-use side,” he said Wednesday, citing other states such as Colorado, Nevada and Oregon, where the number of medical cannabis cardholders declined once recreational cannabis was legalized.

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