As of November 2, 1999, voters in Maine approved Ballot Question 2, the first medical marijuana initiative in the state, with 61% of the vote. After the law was amended in 2002, patients or their caregivers are now allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis and cultivate up to six marijuana plants (with no more than three mature plants). The most recent act, the Maine Medical Marijuana Act which passed in November 2009, allowed the state to finally create a marijuana patients registry and began developing nonprofit dispensary system.
To obtain a medical marijuana card, you must have a written recommendation from your physician stating that you will benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Upon submission and completion of the application form, you may use your card at dispensaries of your choosing.
Registering for a medical marijuana card is voluntary in the state of Maine. If you choose not to register with the system, it is very important that you carry your physician certification form whenever you are in possession of marijuana.
To find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation within your community, please enter your location in the search field above.
You may purchase medical marijuana at local dispensaries of your choosing. You also have the option to cultivate your own plants (up to six), or designate a caregiver and receive your medicine from them. To find a local, trusted medical marijuana dispensary in your area, please enter your location in the search field above.
Within the last couple of months, the voters in South Portland have approved the initiative to make marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. The state of Maine is currently working to push taxing and regulating marijuana at a state level, just as they do alcohol. Though nothing is set in stone just yet, it likely that we will see positive movement on the marijuana policy reform in 2016. To qualify for the ballot, a certain number of signatures must be collected by February 1, 2016.
If the bill does pass, adults 21 and older will be allowed to consume recreational marijuana.
Currently, there are no state-licensed retail marijuana stores in the state of Maine. Patients with their medical marijuana card or physician certification may visit local medical marijuana dispensaries of their choosing.
It is illegal to consume recreational or medical marijuana in public places. This includes in cars, parks, public transportation, coffee shops, federal land, etc.
Currently, you are not allowed to possess any recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis and cultivate up to six marijuana plants (with no more than three mature plants).