Maine Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Maine personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Was approved by 61% of voters in the November 2, 1999, and it became effective December 2, 1999. The Initiative created the “Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.” Rights of persons or entities acting pursuant to this chapter. A person whose conduct is authorized under this chapter may not be denied any right or privilege or be subjected to arrest, prosecution, penalty, or disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, a civil penalty or disciplinary action by a business or occupational or professional licensing board or bureau, for lawfully engaging in conduct involving the medical use of marijuana authorized under this chapter. 2011, c. 407, Pt. B, 20 (AMD) .
Personal Use: In November 2016, Maine voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for persons 21 years of age or older with the law going into effect in 2018. In February 2018 specific protections for employees or applicants that use marijuana went into effect. As of May 2, 2018 a new law went into effect regarding Marijuana in the workplace, and it is more detailed of he expectations of employers and employees. See the law section on this state's page for more details.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.