Legal status of marijuana in the state of Maine
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MAINE
The state of Maine has had a medical marijuana program since 1998 and currently medical marijuana patients or their primary caregivers are allowed to possess up to 2,5 oz (70 grams) of marijuana or cultivate up to 6 plants.
The qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Maine include:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Crohn's disease
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington's disease (HD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe muscle spasms
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN MAINE
Possession of cannabis for recreational purposes is legalized in the state of Maine, as long as a person possesses less than 2,5 oz (70 grams).
While cannabis is legalized up to a certain extend, possessing more than 2,5 oz is still considered a crime and will be punished.
Getting caught with between 2,5 and 8 oz, can lead to a 6 months jail sentence and a fine of up to $1,000.
Getting caught with 8-16 oz is good for up to 12 months in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Possessing between 1-20 lbs will be seen as case of trafficking and might end you up in jail for up to a whopping 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
More than that is good for up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
We are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in Maine regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.