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marijuana growing laws in maine

No. Temporary and/or digital medical marijuana patient cards or certifications are not an acceptable form of identification for the purposes of obtaining marijuana for medical use in Maine.

How many plants can I grow?

Finally, make sure the ownership of the plants is clear to law enforcement that may come across them. If you’re growing marijuana for personal use, the plant(s) must be tagged with a legible label that includes your name, driver’s license or state identification card number, and a notation that the plant(s) are being grown as authorized by law.


How much do caregiver cards cost?

Maine requires the tracking and tracing of marijuana and marijuana products in both our adult use and medical use programs. OMP is in the process of deploying a software solution with Metrc to allow licensees and registrants to enter their information.

Medical Use

Please note: dispensaries are not to be confused with caregivers. A caregiver may operate one retail store to sell their products.

Can I conduct sales to a visiting patient who presents a medical marijuana credential and a form of identification from two different states?

Marijuana growing laws in maine

An adult may possess marijuana paraphernalia.

The definition of marijuana in the Maine criminal statute is written explicitly not to cover hash or marijuana concentrates. The statute defines Hashish separately as the resin extracted from the cannabis plant. Possession of up to 5 grams of marijuana concentrate is legal with no penalty, no incarceration and no fine.

Like the state in general, the style of lodgings cover a big spectrum. Imagine yourself a little relaxed and pleasure-oriented from a toke of marijuana, arriving at your lodging: an old sea captain’s house converted into an art-filled B&B, or a suite in luxury resort overlooking a pool and deck and a vast stretch of beach, or a cozy cabin deep in the forest. All of these options and others – convenient to dining, shopping live theater, galleries, or city parks – are easy to find (and hard to leave at vacation’s end) in Maine.

Vast Maine, with its western mountains, acres of pine forests, craggy coastline of islands and inlets, is larger than all the other New England states combined. The character of the various regions determines the nature of your Maine vacation. People flock to the state’s beautiful beaches and rocky coast and stoic lighthouses, from the New Hampshire border up to the state’s remote “toe” in New Brunswick, Canada. The central and western parts of the state are favorites for people who love winter and snow sports. Smoking or ingesting some cannabis – legal for adults in Maine – enhances the beauty of the place. Sunrise over the Atlantic has never looked quite so magnificent.


Quick summary of law: Adults over age 21 may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and may possess marijuana paraphernalia. Recreational users may consume cannabis only in a private residence or on private property, never in public places. Use of marijuana in a public place may result in a civil fine of up to $100 under Maine state law. Driving under the influence of marijuana is against the law, similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. See more on the laws for more details and links for Maine marijuana laws.

If you’re even thinking of visiting Maine, you are likely to know about its most famous food: lobster. Served in a roll or in a lobster bake dinner, alongside clam chowder, boiled potatoes, and corn on the cob, even Maine lobster can be enhanced with a toke or a tidbit of marijuana in advance. Maine is also known for its blueberries, served everywhere in season and sold in farm stands along the road sides in summer. Many great restaurants – elegant or basic – are scattered across the towns of Maine; its major seacoast city and capital, Portland, has become well-known in recent decades for its skilled chefs and creative restaurateurs.

Sightseeing in Maine can cover a lot of variety. With a boost from your favorite form of marijuana you can take in the pleasures of elegant downtown Portland and its historic seaport district, stroll the walks of a rich tidal marsh, paddle a kayak or stretch out on a beach, or walk up hills to overlooks above Bar Harbor or even the Bay of Fundy, adjacent to Canada. In winter, ski areas provide plenty of pleasure for families, even off the slopes. In ski towns, you can find excellent dining, shopping, and winter luxuries, like a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Hash & Concentrates:

Click here to view the details of Maine’s laws. Additional information obtained from NORML’s website.

You may not smoke pot in public places. This applies even to users of medical marijuana. Do not smoke marijuana anyplace that smoking tobacco is prohibited. Use of marijuana in public will result in a $100 civil infraction. For now, the safest option is consume it only at home or on private property.

Possession of between 8-16 oz. is a Class D crime punishable by a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,000.


An adult may only consume marijuana in a private residence or on private property.

Sale or Distribution

Sale of more than 1 – less than 20 lbs. to a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus or combined with a prior conviction for a similar crime, use of a firearm or use of a minor is a Class B crime punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment with a two year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.