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Maine a case study in medical marijuana

Legal access viewed as a plus, and also with some alarm

Where medical marijuana is legal

State
Passed in
Possession limit
Alaska
Passed in:
1998
Possession limit:
1 oz. usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
Arizona
Passed in:
2010
Possession limit:
2.5 oz. usable; 0-12 plants

(If the patient lives more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary, the patient or caregiver may cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility.)

California
Passed in:
1996
Possession limit:
8 oz. usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants
Colorado
Passed in:
2000
Possession limit:
2 oz. usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
Connecticut
Passed in:
2012
Possession limit:
One-month supply (exact amount to be determined)
D.C.
Passed in:
2010
Possession limit:
2 oz. dried; limits on other forms to be determined
Delaware
Passed in:
2011
Possession limit:
6 oz. usable
Hawaii
Passed in:
2000
Possession limit:
3 oz. usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
Maine
Passed in:
1999
Possession limit:
2.5 oz. usable; 6 plants
Michigan
Passed in:
2008
Possession limit:
2.5 oz. usable; 12 plants
Montana
Passed in:
2004
Possession limit:
1 oz. usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings
Nevada
Passed in:
2000
Possession limit:
1 oz. usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
New Jersey
Passed in:
2010
Possession limit:
2 oz. usable
New Mexico
Passed in:
2007
Possession limit:
6 oz. usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)
Oregon
Passed in:
1998
Possession limit:
24 oz. usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)
Rhode Island
Passed in:
2006
Possession limit:
2.5 oz. usable; 12 plants
Vermont
Passed in:
2004
Possession limit:
2 oz. usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)
Washington
Passed in:
1998
Possession limit:
24 oz. usable; 15 plants

SOURCE: ProCon.org

Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff

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