How much medical marijuana can a person legally have?

The amount of marijuana a person or their primary caregiver may legally possess for medical reasons depends on their state’s medical marijuana law.

In California, qualified patients and their primary caregivers may legally possess up to eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, the state allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when it is recommended by a physician. Also, California counties and cities also may approve local laws allowing medical marijuana patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than is allowed under state law.

Maine allows patients or their primary caregivers to legally possess up to two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana. Patients who possess more can argue medical necessity as a defense if they are arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

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