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Cannabis Status

Medical and Recreational

Overview of Medical Cannabis in Maine

Ballot Question 2 for cultivation and possession was passed in 1999, and Ballot Question 5 for not-for-profit dispensaries and voluntary registry of patients was passed in 2009, both were passed as ballot initiatives. Patients may choose not to register with the state, but still need a written recommendation from a doctor that resides in-state. Maine also accepts patients from other states to utilize dispensary services for up to 30 days under certain conditions. Home Cultivation is also allowed.

Possession limit

2.5 oz and 6 plants.

Overview of Recreational Cannabis in Maine

Ballot Question 1 passed in 2016 as a Ballot Initiative. Home Cultivation is allowed.

Possession limit

2.5 oz and 3 plants.

Hemp Status


Overview of Hemp in Maine

Industrial Hemp first allowed to be grown in 2009.