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Possession of between 8-16 oz. is a Class D crime punishable by a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,000.


Furnishing any amount of Hashish when you have at least one prior conviction for a similar drug crime is a Class C crime, subject to five years imprisonment with a one year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5000.

Drugged Driving

Sale of more than 1 – less than 20 lbs. to a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school or school bus or combined with a prior conviction for a similar crime, use of a firearm or use of a minor is a Class B crime punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment with a two year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.


In December of 2019, Lewiston’s City Council passed an ordinance pertaining to Adult Use and Medical Marijuana. The purpose of Lewiston’s marijuana ordinance is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents and visitors by prescribing the manner in which the cultivation and distribution of marijuana can be conducted in the city.

The City of Lewiston allows marijuana businesses in specific zoning districts only. Be sure to speak with Planning and Code Enforcement before submitting an application to ensure that your location is in compliance with all zoning regulations and performance standards.

Step 3: Apply for Additional Permits and Licenses

Once you have been approved for a marijuana business license, you must obtain any additional required permits. Permits which may be required include, but are not limited to:

Access the application here

Applying for a License

You may view a draft of the new regulations here:

If your business includes the preparation of goods containing marijuana that are intended for consumption, you must obtain the proper licenses from the City of Lewiston and the State of Maine. For more information, please contact Louie Lachance.