Maine

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp
Legalization

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine
Possession
2.5 oz or less No penalty None $ 0
More than 2.5 - 8 oz Crime 6 months $ 1,000
More than 8 oz - 1 lb Crime 1 year $ 2,000
More than 1 - 20 lbs Crime 5 years $ 5,000
More than 20 lbs Crime 10 years $ 20,000
Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.
Possession of a "usable amount" with proof of a physician's recommendation is not punishable.
Sale or Distribution
1 lb or less Crime 1 year $ 2,000
More than 1 less than 20 lbs Crime 5 years $ 5,000
20 lbs or more Crime 10 years $ 20,000
To a minor or within 1000 feet of a school or school bus Crime 5 years $ 5,000
Cultivation
6 plants or less No penalty None $ 0
More than 6 - less than 100 plants Crime 1 year $ 2,000
100 - less than 500 plants Crime 5 years $ 5,000
500 plants or more Crime 10 years $ 20,000
Hash & Concentrates
Up to 5 g No penalty None $ 0
More than 5 g Crime 1 year $ 2,000
Trafficking Crime 5 years $ 5,000
Trafficking (prior conviction, use of minor, other) Crime 10 years $ 20,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia No penalty None $ 0
Sale of paraphernalia Crime 6 months $ 1,000
Sale to a minor younger than 16 years of age Crime 1 year $ 2,000
Miscellaneous
Driver's license restriction will be imposed for aggravated furnishing any amount of pot or hash.

Details

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Legalization

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.