Cannabis in Maine

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Cannabis in Maine relates to a number of legislative, legal, and cultural events surrounding use of cannabis (marijuana, hashish, THC, kief, etc.). As of March 2015, medical marijuana is legal in Maine, marijuana overall is decriminalized, and marijuana is legalized in the cities of Portland and South Portland.

State law

On November 2, 1999, Maine legalized medical marijuana when 62% of the populace voted yes on Question 2.

On May 1, 2009, Maine decriminalized cannabis when Governor John Baldacci signed legislation (LD 250) which made possession of 2.5 ounces or less a civil infraction.

Municipal legalization


On November 5, 2013, voters in Portland, Maine passed Question 1 by 67% which legalized the possession of 2.5 ounces within the city's limits.


The separate municipality of South Portland voted to legalize marijuana in November 2014, succeeding with 6,326 to 5,755 in favor. During the same election, the city of Lewiston voted down legalization, 7,366 to 6,044 against.

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