Machias, ME, Maine
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: Possession of less than 1.25 ounces is a civil violation, punishable by a fine of $200 – $400. Possession of 1.25 ounces or more is considered evidence of intent to distribute and is punished as such (see below).
Possession of a usable amount of marijuana is lawful if at the time of the possession the person has an authenticated copy of a medical record demonstrating that the person has a physician’s recommendation.
another reporter added: “Maine has had a medical marijuana law since late December, 1999: “Sixty-one percent of voters approved Question 2 on November 2, 1999. The law took effect on December 22, 1999. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess an oral or written “professional opinion” from their physician that he or she “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea or vomiting as a result of AIDS or cancer chemotherapy. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one and one-quarter ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. Those patients who possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law are afforded a “simple defense” to a charge of marijuana possession. The law does not establish a state-run patient registry.
AMENDMENTS: Yes. Senate Bill 611, which was signed into law on April 2, 2002, increases the amount of useable marijuana a person may possess from one and one-quarter ounces to two and one-half ounces.” Sources: http://www.norml.com/index.cfm?Group_ID=4541&wtm_view=medical and www.mainecommonsense.org”
Law enforcement: Machias police are everywhere and it kinda sucks but thankfully they’re watching traffic with all their time so you can get away with alot. There’s a lot of secluded places anyway, and alot of nearby forest.
Where to buy marijuana: I recently started college here so naturally I’ve found it through friends at the college but even a random visitor could more than likely find it on campus in not too long. There are dry spells in the Winter time since most the roads become almost undriveable but I think the summer bears a harvest of blueberry flavored bud grown right in with the blueberry crops of thel ocal farms… all that is gone by the time the school year starts though.
Marijuana prices: When I first got here the price was $25 an eigth for so mediocre quality indo but as time progresed the price shot up to $35 an eigth for what, as far as I can tell, is the same thing. Like I said there’s are dry spells up here so if you find a dealer during a dry spell there’s kinda no telling what the price will be. I haven’t seen it or smoked it but I’ve been quoted to have extended access to somewhat lower quality weed for an astounding $30-$50 an Oz.
More information: There’s a very sweet store called Main Street Discount that sells everything from dishes to hardware, but the cool part is that they sell a fairly comrehensive selection of blunt wraps in packs of four for just $.95 + they never ever card. But if you’re in the area I suggest the “Wild Blueberry” KingPins. they’re the best and theyk inda go with the area.