MaineMaine is a “decrim” state, which means that possession of less than 2.5 ounces of marijuana is categorized as a civil penalty, which only incurs a fine.  Although The Pine Tree State is pretty lenient with the laws, residents should still familiarize themselves with the paraphernalia laws in order to avoid any penalties.

Here is Maine’s Criminal Code 1111-A in its entirety.


Maine Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Less than 2.5 oz civil violation N/A $600
2.5 - 8 oz misdemeanor 6 mos $1,000
8 oz - 1 lb misdemeanor 1 year $2,000
1 - 20 lbs felony 5 years $5,000
More than 20 lbs felony 10 years $20,000
Possession of a "usable amount" with proof of a physician's recommendation is not punishable.
Sale or Distribution
Less than 1 lb misdemeanor 1 year $2,000
1 - 20 lbs felony 5 years $5,000
20 lbs or more felony 10 years $20,000
To a minor or within 1000 feet of a school or school bus felony 5 years $5,000
5 plants or less misdemeanor 6 mos $1,000
5 - 99 plants misdemeanor 5 years $5,000
100 - 499 plants felony 5 years $5,000
500 plants or more felony 10 years $20,000
Hash & Concentrates
Possession Class D crime 1 year $2,000
Trafficking Class C Crime 5 years $5,000
Trafficking (prior conviction, use of minor, other) Class B Crime 10 years $20,000
Possession of paraphernalia civil violation N/A $300
Sale of paraphernalia misdemeanor 6 mos $1,000
Sale to a minor misdemeanor 1 year $2,000
Driver's license restriction will be imposed for aggravated furnishing any amount of pot or hash.

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