As of Monday, Maine will become the eighth state (plus Washington, D.C.) where it is legal for adults over the age of 21 to possess and consume marijuana for recreational purposes. It is not yet legal to purchase cannabis in the Pine Tree State, and it is unknown as to when this system will be in place.
In lieu of purchasing, a person will be permitted to grow up to six plants. It will not be legal to smoke in public nor will it be legal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
Mainers approved marijuana legalization by voting in favor of Question 1 in November. The ballot initiative was approved by the slimmest of margins and was subject to a lengthy recount effort that ultimately failed to change the results of the election.
In addition to Maine, Marijuana is legal for recreational use in Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, the District of Columbia, and Nevada.