State: Maine

Qualifying Conditions

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Patient Possession Limits

Two and one-half ounces

Home Cultivation

Yes, patients (or their primary caregivers) may possess no more than six mature marijuana plants.

Caregiver Information

Yes, primary caregiver is a person providing care for the registered patient. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The caregiver can never have been convicted of a disqualifying drug offense. Patients can name one or two primary caregivers. (Only one person may be allowed to cultivate marijuana for a registered patient).

Reciprocity

Yes, authorizes visiting qualifying patient with valid registry identification card (or its equivalent), to engage in conduct authorized for the registered patient (the medical use of marijuana) for 30 days after entering the State, without having to obtain a Maine registry identification card. Visiting qualifying patients are not authorized to obtain in Maine marijuana for medical use.

Possession for Personal Use

An adult may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana or up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and marijuana concentrate including no more than 5 grams of marijuana concentrate.

An adult may cultivate up to 6 flowering marijuana plants, 12 immature plants and unlimited seedlings. An adult may possess all of the marijuana produced by the plants.

Sale or Distribution

The sale of 1 lb. or less is a Class D crime punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,000. The sale of more than 1 - less than 20 lbs. is a Class C crime punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000. The sale of 20 lbs. or more is a Class B crime punishable by a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $20,000. Sale to a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

Cultivation

An adult may cultivate up to 6 flowering marijuana plants, 12 immature plants and unlimited seedlings. An adult may possess all of the marijuana produced by the plants.

Hash & Concentrates

The definition of Marijuana in the Maine criminal statute is written explicitly not to cover Hashish or Marijuana Concentrates. The statute defines Hashish separately as the resin extracted from the Cannabis plant including any derivative, mixture, or compound of the resin, effectively including all Concentrates. Hashish is classified in Schedule X of the Maine Controlled Substances Schedule.

Paraphernalia

An adult may possess marijuana paraphernalia.

LD 1159, An Act Relating to Industrial Hemp allows a person to grow industrial hemp if that person holds a license issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources and the hemp is grown under a federal permit in compliance with the conditions of that permit. Separate legislation enacted in 2015, LD 4, removes the requirement that state-licensing be contingent upon additional action by the federal government to exclude hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

Source: http://norml.org/states/me

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