Legal status of marijuana in the state of Maine

Legal status of marijuana in the state of 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
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington's disease (HD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nausea
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe muscle spasms


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.