Learn more about marijuana in Maine
Is Marijuana Legal in Maine?▼
Where Can I Consume Marijuana in Maine?▼
The recreational marijuana laws of Maine presently do not allow marijuana social clubs, and recreational consumers will have only private property to consume on legally.
Public consumption carries a fine of no more than $100.
Medical cardholders may not smoke marijuana on any form of public transportation or in any public place. Additionally, marijuana can never be possessed in or consumed on federal property, in a school bus, on the property of any preschool, primary, or secondary school, in any detention center or correctional facility, or in a way that would constitute negligence or put others at risk.
How Do I Find Employment in the Maine Marijuana Industry?▼
To get a job at a medical marijuana dispensary in Maine, you must be a resident aged 21 or older. First, you must be issued a registry identification card, renewed annually for $25. Additionally, you must pay an annual $31 fee for a criminal background check. Drug-related criminal offenses will prevent your application from being approved.
Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in Maine?▼
Maine has several protections in place for medical cardholders against discrimination in the workplace, but under no circumstance is an employer required to allow a cardholder to use marijuana while at work. Any cardholder who is suspected of being intoxicated is not protected from disciplinary action associated with being intoxicated at work, including drug-testing procedures.
It is expected that recreational consumers will also be prohibited from consuming marijuana while at work.
Is Marijuana Delivery Legal?▼
Maine allows delivery of medical marijuana products directly to medical marijuana cardholders. Deliveries from dispensaries may be accepted by either the cardholder or a caregiver.
How to Pay for Marijuana in Maine Dispensaries? ▼
Maine does not require insurance companies to cover medical marijuana and federal law still cites marijuana as a harmful narcotic. The combined result: Marijuana is purchased using cash. ATMs are often available inside dispensaries for your convenience.