GARDINER — A day after ribbon-cutting ceremonies to open his business and four others, Dennis Meehan sat in his office at Summit Medical Marijuana while customers stopped in and looked around his shop at 189 Water St.
The shop, which sells herbal bath and beauty products, and home accessories is very much a family enterprise, with all of the Meehan family contributing in some way.
But that’s not all they do.
Meehan and his wife Tracy are medical marijuana caregivers, who had been working from home. He and his family started mulling the idea of having a shop about a year ago.
“It was very hard to reach a lot of people with an at-home business,” he said. And while he and his wife Tracy were initially reluctant to tell people they grow medical marijuana and make products to treat people, their desire to share what they know overcame their hesitancy.
They scouted locations in Scarborough and Freeport, but they opted to open their shop in Gardiner, where they moved more than a dozen years ago from southern Maine. Once