Cannabis Laws in Maine Cannabis Laws

Maine is one of the more permissive states on the East Coast, with a reputation for excellent, high-quality cannabis to boot! Maine decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis in 1976, and established a medical marijuana program in 1999. Recreational cannabis was legalized by a margin of less than 1 percentage point! These fine margins have certainly had an affect as, despite Maine's generally tolerant attitudes towards cannabis, accessibility has always been a concern.

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Medical Cannabis Laws in Maine

Telehealth for Cannabis in Maine

Telehealth is legal for online medical cannabis consultations in Maine. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today.

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Recreational Cannabis Laws in Maine

Benefits of having a Medical Marijuana Card in a Recreational State Like Maine

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Maine

Medical Marijuana for Minors in Maine

You must be aged 18 years-old or over in order to get a medical marijuana card in Maine. Those under this age can qualify as minors, but must have a caregiver. Caregivers must be 21 years-old or over in Maine.

Even if you have been convicted of a felony drug offense, you may still be able to be a caregiver. If the conviction was for possessing or cultivating marijuana or if you completed your sentence (including all incarceration, parole, or probation) at least 10 years ago, you can receive a caregiver’s license.

HP0772, LD 1098, Item 1 allows a medical provider with whom the child has a bona-fide relationship to possess and administer marijuana on school grounds

Cannabis Possession Limits in Maine

2.5 oz. flower, 5 gram concentrate for both medical marijuana patients and recreational cannabis enthusiasts.

Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Maine

It is legal for both medical marijuana patients and recrational cannabis cultivators to grow 3 mature plants, 12 immature plants and unlimited seedlings in Maine.

Medical Cannabis Qualification, Gun Laws and Convictions

It is not legal to possess both a firearm and a medical marijuana card at the same time in Maine.

Those with excluded felony convictions may be allowed to qualify for the Maine Medical Marijuana Program, but may be prohibited from becoming a caregiver or working in a dispensary.

Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws

“A school, employer or landlord may not refuse to enroll or employ or lease to or otherwise penalize a person solely for that person’s status as a qualifying patient or a primary caregiver unless failing to do so would put the school, employer or landlord in violation of federal law or cause it to lose a federal contract or funding. This subsection does not prohibit a restriction on the administration or cultivation of marijuana on premises when that administration or cultivation would be inconsistent with the general use of the premises. A landlord or business owner may prohibit the smoking of marijuana for medical purposes on the premises of the landlord or business if the landlord or business owner prohibits all smoking on the premises and posts notice to that effect on the premises.”

Read the full guidance for employers and medical marijuana in Maine here.

Local Cannabis Laws in Maine

Portland and South Portland decriminalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Consuming cannabis on public or federal land is strictly prohibited and illegal in Maine.