Northeast Patients Group, which has opened one marijuana dispensary in Thomaston and plans to open three more in the state, has changed its name to Wellness Connection of Maine.

The new name better reflects a Maine-based, nonprofit organization that offers an array of services for chronically and severly ill patients, according to today’s news release.

“Our plan is to offer patients a variety of services and educational opportunities to enhance their total health and well-being,” said Executive Director Rebecca DeKeuster.

Additional offerings may include yoga classes, massage therapy and acupuncture treatments, DeKeuster said.

The company plans to open additional dispensaries in Portland, Hallowell and Brewer.

In Portland, the company plans to operate a dispensary at 685 Congress St. It applied Nov. 30 for necessary building and fire code permits, according to city officials.

The property, near Longfellow Square, had to be converted into a secure facility, including video cameras and steel doors, to comply with state regulations for dispensaries.