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Maine allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employment discrimination based on an individual’s status as a qualifying patient is prohibited unless it violates federal law or results in the loss of federal contracts or funding.

Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Employers cannot discriminate against employees or applicants based solely on their status as qualifying patients unless it would violate federal law or result in the loss of federal contracts or funding.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:



Employers are not required to accommodate cannabis use in the workplace, and they can enforce workplace policies restricting cannabis use by employees.