Maine Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
Medical Marijuana for specified health conditions in Maine was legalized on Nov. 2, 1999 with Maine Medical Marijuana for Specific Illnesses, also known as Ballot Question 2.
In 2009, Maine voters passed the Maine Medical Marijuana Act, decriminalizing possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. This law also created the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) creating a system of nonprofit dispensaries and cultivators.
In 2016, Maine voters passed An Act to Legalize Marijuana, which allows adults 21 and over to possess, cultivate, and consume marijuana for personal use. There were several changes to prior laws, with a reduction in the number of marijuana plants that a recreational user can grow at home, from six plants to three marijuana plants.
Maine Medical Marijuana Card Cultivation & Possession Laws
The Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program allows reciprocity to out-of-state patients who have a valid medical marijuana recommendation or card from their home jurisdiction with a valid driver’s license or state ID from their home state.
Patients and adults 21 and older can possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to 5 grams of marijuana concentrates. As stated above, adults 21 and over can also grow up to 3 marijuana plants from their home residence.