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Medical Marijuana in Maine

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.

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in Maine:

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in the state of Maine?

    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.

  • Where can I find a medical marijuana doctor for a recommendation in Maine?

    To find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation within your community, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card in Maine?

    • If you choose to register, the application form is to be signed by the patient or patient’s parent (legal guardian). There are no fees associated with registering.
    • Completed and signed application
    • Copy of your physician certification form
    • Copy of your Maine driver’s license
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Maine?

    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.

Recreational Marijuana in Maine

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.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Maine:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Maine?

    If the bill does pass, adults 21 and older will be allowed to consume recreational marijuana.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Maine?

    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.

  • Where am I legally allowed to consume recreational marijuana?

    It is illegal to consume recreational or medical marijuana in public places. This includes in cars, parks, public transportation, coffee shops, federal land, etc.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in my possession in the state of Maine?

    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).