LD 215
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
LR 893
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Require a License for the Possession, Sale, Cultivation or Transportation of Marijuana for Recreational Use


This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to further regulate the cultivation, transportation, sale and possession of marijuana and marijuana products by:

1. Establishing tiered licenses, issued by the State, for possession, cultivation and sale based on quantity.

A. Tiers for personal possession would be set at up to one ounce, more than one ounce to no more than 2 ounces and more than 2 ounces to no more than 3 ounces.
B. Possession of more than 3 ounces would require a commercial license, which would also be tiered, based on the quantity above 3 ounces.
C. Tiers for personal cultivation would be established at one to 50 plants and 51 to 100 plants.
D. Cultivation of more than 100 plants would require a commercial license, which would also be tiered, based on the quantity above 100 plants.
E. Tiers for engaging in the sale of marijuana and marijuana products would be based on the quantity of marijuana in the products sold.

The cost of a tiered license would increase progressively based on the quantity possessed, cultivated or sold;

2. Requiring a state-issued license for the transportation of marijuana or marijuana products by motor vehicle, watercraft or airplane within the State;

3. Prohibiting from possessing or using marijuana or marijuana products and subjecting to random drug testing certain persons, including health care workers such as physicians and nurses, commercial truck drivers, passenger or commercial vessel operators, taxi drivers, law enforcement officials, correctional officers and emergency first responders; and

4. Allowing nonresidents to purchase a temporary possession license.

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