Maine Marijuana Information
Maine passed Maine Marijuana Legalization Act on November 2016, and became one of the first states on the East Coast to legalize the recreational use of marijuana! Maine has been tolerant of marijuana a long time – in November 1999, voters in Maine approved the use of medical marijuana. The law allows patients to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and cultivate up to six marijuana plants, with no more than three mature at one time.
Maine has seen incredible success with their medical marijuana industry, and pro-marijuana legalization groups have been pushing for recreational legalization. Maine’s medical marijuana program was voted the best in the country in 2014, and a 2015 poll of Maine residents show that 65 percent of Maine residents were in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. (Source)
Now that marijuana is legal in the state, individuals will be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including concentrates, and grow 6 flowering plants and 12 non-flowering plants. The Initiative also legalized marijuana social clubs!
Kush encourages discretion for all travelers. Use common sense and courtesy. Vape pens are often the best way to consume if you must in a public area. Don’t drive while high – you can be convicted of a DUI for driving under the influence of marijuana in Maine. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Maine Cannabis Lawyers page for help!
Maine Marijuana Dispensaries
Maine Marijuana FAQ
Is Marijuana legal in Maine?
Yes, recreational and medical marijuana are both legal in Maine. In order to purchase from a licensed store, you need a medical marijuana card, which you can get from specific doctors in the state. All adults over the age of 21 will have access to high quality grass when recreational shops start opening across the state because the Maine Marijuana Legalization Initiative passed in November 2016.
Can I get my Medical Card if I am not a Maine resident?
Yes, you can but you must have appropriate authorization from another state. Patients must also register in Maine to be permitted to purchase marijuana there, which requires Maine-issued identification.
Where can I buy marijuana?
If you have a Medical Marijuana Card you can visit any of the state-licensed dispensaries in Maine. If you are an adult over the age of 21, you can take your state issued identification to any recreational shop in the state when they begin to open.
What types of marijuana will the dispensaries sell?
You will see a number of different flower strains categorized by their strains ranging from strong Indicas to strong Sativas and everything in between. Each strain can have different effects so be sure to ask the budtender for assistance in choosing the best marijuana for you. Strong Sativas strains are known for their general uplifting, energizing, and head high effects while Indicas are known for their full body highs and sedative effects.
Dispensaries will also sell a number of other types of marijuana products, including but not limited to:
- Concentrates: essential oils of the cannabis plant. Warning: these can be very potent!
- Edibles: Cannabis infused foods, candies, or drinks. Warning: These can be very potent! Be sure to check the serving size before enjoying and remember the effects can take up to an hour to hit you.
- Transdermal Products (Topicals): creams, lotions, massage oils and such infused with cannabis. These products are not psychoactive and will not get you high.
- Seeds: seeds that can be used to grow your own marijuana plants. Stores will have many different strains of Indicas and Sativas.
- Clones: healthy seedlings that are ready be grown.
How much will it cost?
The price of marijuana depends on strain and quality, but you can expect marijuana prices to be between $10 and $20 per gram.
How much Marijuana can I buy?
The Maine law allows adults to have 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and up to six marijuana plants, of which three can be flowering at one time.
Can I take my purchase home if I live in another state or country?
No. All marijuana and marijuana products purchased in Maine must be consumed in Maine. Do not risk crossing state lines with marijuana.
Where can I consume my recent purchase?
Under the current law, patients may only consume marijuana in a private residence.
Now that the Maine Marijuana Legalization Initiative passed, soon you will be allowed to smoke marijuana anywhere you can smoke tobacco. For our comprehensive list of Maine Marijuana Friendly Lodging options, click here!
If marijuana is legalized can I still get in trouble?
Yes. You can always get in trouble at the federal level, but as long as you follow the rules for marijuana in Maine, state and local authorities will not have any issues with you. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Maine Cannabis Lawyers page for help!
How Many Marijuana Plants Can I Grow in Maine?
Maine has one of the most liberal laws concerning home cultivation. Adults over the age of 21 may have up to 6 plants flowering simultaneously, with an additional 12 plants in veg. This mean each adult may have up to 18 plants. This blows pretty much every other state out of the water! Congrats Maine residents, now get out there and raise yourself up a crop!
What is a dab?
Dabs are often compared to the hard liquor of the cannabis world, and can be found in many forms. Dabs are the essential oils and waxes of the cannabis plant that are extracted and concentrated into a potent wax form. They are known for their high concentration of THC. Smoking a dab is much stronger than smoking flowers. If you are not a regular cannabis consumer with a high tolerance, we recommend using extreme caution.
If you’re considering purchasing or doing a dab, it is also important to know what is in the essential oil being offered or sold and if it is safe. Many extracts may not have been purged correctly, and may contain residual amounts of butane or other solvents. CO2 oil is often noted as the safest oil because critical extraction machines that use CO2 as the only solvent extract it.
Read more about BHO and Concentrates here: “What’s the Buzz about BHO”
Are there marijuana tours in Maine?
There currently are no recreational marijuana tours, but some will likely be popping up soon with the recent legalization of recreational cannabis. More information on Maine Marijuana Tours can be found here!
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