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maine medical marijuana laws growing

See: 28-B M.R.S. §1502(1)(C) and (2)(C)

Can I travel outside of Maine with marijuana?

Patients

The cost for a registry identification card varies depending on the number of plants being grown. At most, a registered caregiver may grow 30 mature plants or 500 square feet of mature plant canopy and 60 immature marijuana plants. Applications fees corresponding to total plant count with fees growing incrementally by $240.

Where can I find statistical information on the medical program?

Caregivers/Dispensaries/Medical Providers

See: 28-B M.R.S. §1501

Yes, primary caregiver is a person providing care for the registered patient. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. Starting in the fall of 2018, caregivers will be allowed to treat as many patients as they can from their limited harvest and hire as many employees as needed.

Yes, a minimum of eight. (Lawmakers on July 9, 2018 approved legislation raising this total to as many as 14 dispensaries statewide. This legislation takes effect 90 days after the close of the 2018 special legislative session.)

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

Yes. Public Law, Chapter 209 (2019) provides that a “visiting qualifying patient from another jurisdiction that authorizes the medical use of marijuana … who possesses … a valid medical marijuana certification from that other jurisdiction and photographic identification … may engage in conduct authorized for a qualifying patient.”

CAREGIVERS

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

Selling any amount of Hashish while within 1000 feet from a school or other designated safe zone is a Class B crime, subject to 10 years incarceration with a two year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $20,000.

An adult may cultivate up to 3 flowering marijuana plants, 12 immature plants and unlimited seedlings. An adult may possess all of the marijuana produced by the plants.

The Marijuana Legalization Act defines marijuana concentrate as the resin extracted from the cannabis plant including any derivative, mixture or compound including hashish.

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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.

Possession of a “usable amount” with proof of a physician’s recommendation is not punishable.

Sale or Distribution

Possession of between 2.5-8 oz. is a Class E crime punishable by a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.

The sale of paraphernalia to a person less than 16 years old is a Class D crime misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,000.