Both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are legal in Maine. Medical dispensaries in Maine are currently open for business for qualified patients, while the opening of recreational dispensaries has been delayed continuously by Governor Paul LePage.

Recreational marijuana is a bit tricky at this time. While Maine voters passed the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana in November of 2016, the necessary laws and regulations have not yet been established for recreational dispensaries or sales just yet. While Governor LePage has vetoed the last two recreational marijuana implementation bills, state lawmakers voted to override the latest effort, meaning the state will move forward with its adult-use cannabis market in the coming year or so.

While the sale and taxation of recreational cannabis still needs to be ironed out, adults 21 years of age or older are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower and cultivate up to three mature plants.