Maine’s Medical Marijuana Rules

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Rules

Always check with an attorney about medical marijuana use but the general guidelines about the Medical Marijuana restrictions in the state of Maine are:

What is the number of plants allowed?

Maine allows Medical Marijuana patients to possess up to 1.25 ounces of dried useable Marijuana. In addition, the patient can cultivate up to six plants at any one time.  

What are the medical conditions covered under the laws?

Conditions approved for Medical Marijuana use include but are not limited to: 

  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasms of the muscles
  • Chronic pain.
What are the legal protections?

A statewide registry keeps track of those who have been issued Medical Marijuana cards so that you will not be charged as a criminal for possession or cultivation as long as it is within the law. 

The Boston Globe video on Medical Marijuana in Maine

What is the registration process?

The state does require you to register in a statewide database; however, if you are charged with possession, cultivation, or use without having a proper medical marijuana card, you have the right to argue your condition. If you are approved and verified, the charges could be dropped. If you or your caregiver has prior drug crime convictions, not related to Medical Marijuana, you or the caregiver will not be allowed to receive a Medical Marijuana clearance. The state is set up to run background checks on all patients and caregivers who apply for Medical Marijuana cards. 

Sharing your medically approved Marijuana or Medical Marijuana card with others could bring criminal charges. Final thoughts:  While Maine does allow for the use of Medical Marijuana, it is important to comply with the rules regarding registration, possession and cultivation, because not doing so could cost you the right to use Medical Marijuana. 

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