Maine Marijuana Laws

Maine Marijuana Laws

Marijuana has been decriminalized for personal use in the state of Maine. This means that Maine allows marijuana to be used for medical purposes and small amounts are legal for recreational purposes. Therefore, someone caught with less than 2.5 oz is considered a civil violation, not a criminal one. Despite Maine being more relaxed, their marijuana laws are more specific than anywhere else in the country.

Maine laws and consequences:

  • Possession of less than 2.5 oz is a civil violation, punishable by a fine of $200-600. Subsequent violations within 6 months results in an additional $550 fine. Possessing greater than 2.5 oz implies an "intent to distribute" which is illegal.

  • Distribution of 1 lb or less is a class D misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

  • Distribution of 1-20 lbs is a class C felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

  • Distribution of 20 lbs or more is a class B felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000.

  • Selling any amount to a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school or of a school bus is a class C felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

  • Cultivation of 5 plants or less is a class E misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

  • Cultivation of 5-100 plants is a class D misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

  • Cultivation of 100-500 is a class C felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000.

  • Cultivation of more than 500 plants is a class B felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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