Since Maine first started accepting Massachusetts medical marijuana cards in late August, stores near the border have seen an influx in customers.

Ingrid Martinez is terminally ill and undergoing chemotherapy. Medical marijuana helps her alleviate her nausea and pain.

Martinez, 50, a Lowell resident who worked in medical coding before she got sick, travels to Maine every three weeks or so to buy marijuana.

Although she has a Massachusetts medical marijuana card, she said marijuana costs too much in the Bay State. 

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