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Start your dream cannabis career or business by enrolling at Maine Cannabis College.

Since Maine’s recreational cannabis sales began in 2020, industry growth has been more promising than ever.

Earn career- and business-focused certifications 100% online from Cannabis Training University.

Our Master of Cannabis program can help you accomplish your goals and start a career or business in cannabis.

Maine Cannabis Jobs and Laws

Cannabis laws in Maine as of the year 2023 are as follows:

The use of cannabis for medical purposes was made legal in Maine in 1999, and cannabis use for adults was made legal in 2016. Since then, the state has passed a number of laws and regulations that govern the growing of cannabis, as well as its manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale.

Adults who are at least 21 years old will be permitted to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis as of the year 2023. Additionally, adults are permitted to grow up to six mature cannabis plants and twelve immature cannabis plants for their own personal use.

Patients who have been approved to use cannabis for medical purposes are permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, and they are allowed to cultivate up to six mature plants or 12 immature plants.

The licensing and regulation of cannabis businesses in the state of Maine are overseen by the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP), which includes dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and manufacturing facilities among its scope of responsibility.

The Top Marijuana-Related Jobs in Maine

The legalization of cannabis in Maine has resulted in the creation of a wide range of employment opportunities, including positions in the cultivation, manufacturing, retail, marketing, and administration of the industry. The following are some of the most common types of cannabis-related jobs in Maine:


Cannabis Grower

Assistant Cannabis Grower

Dispensary Manager

Cannabis Trimmer

Cannabis Consultant

Cannabis Extraction Technician

Learn About Cannabis When and Where You Want

Maine Cannabis College is an online-based institution, allowing you to work from wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you. 

Head to a coffee shop, finish a lesson at the office, or study at home. It’s all up to you.

All our certifications are available online, so you can earn a Master of Cannabis certification anywhere with wi-fi on any internet-connected device.

  • Our online courses are flexible, so you can create your schedule.
  • Open enrollment and 12 weeks of access can help you earn your certification on your timeline.
  • CTU is 100% legal worldwide, allowing you to learn from anywhere.

Online Cannabis Learning, Made Easy

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We make it easy for students of all skill levels to explore our user-friendly online learning platform.

No prerequisites, requirements, or previous experience are required to enroll.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, CTU’s Master of Cannabis program gives you a complete cannabis education to become a cannabis expert.

We offer several courses and quizzes to prepare you for the final Master of Cannabis exam, the most distinguished certification in the industry.

Enrollment also gives you plenty of other resources, such as e-books by the legendary Ed Rosenthal, HD videos featuring today’s top experts in their fields, and downloadable handouts, so you can grow your career or business after your access time is over.

Elevate Your Skill Set for a Cannabis Career or Business

Whether you're an expert in cannabis cultivation or cannabis extraction, our courses are designed to give you a well-rounded set of skills beyond your expertise. Our industry-leading instructors give you trade secrets not found anywhere else.

Interested in learning from the world’s best cannabis growers, extractors, edible chefs, budtenders, lawyers, and doctors?

Explore our online cannabis certifications:

  • Outdoor Marijuana Growing: Learn to grow cannabis outdoors and protect your plants from the elements to have a bountiful yield. 
  • Indoor Marijuana Growing: We teach you how to get indoor temperatures, humidity, lighting, and CO2 levels just right for huge yields.
  • Cannabis Cooking: Learn how to whip up any cannabis-infused dish your imagination can think of. We provide step-by-step instructions on making cannabutter and cannabis-infused cooking oils and include many recipes.
  • How to Open a Cannabis Business: Pursue your entrepreneurial dreams by learning from successful business owners how to get funding, find a location, track inventory, and so much more.
  • Marijuana 101: Get the basics down with this certificate. Learn about cannabis medicine, finding a job, and how to grow cannabis at home. 
  • How to Open a Dispensary: Become a cannabis retail expert with a breakdown of business regulations, dispensary employees, medicinal uses of cannabis, and how to overcome common dispensary business challenges.
  • Medical Marijuana: Get the 411 on how to use medical cannabis safely. We cover dosing, medication interactions, side effects, and the endocannabinoid system.
  • Cannabis Extraction: Ready, set, extract! Our certification shows you how to make cannabis concentrates at home and find a career in extraction.
  • Budtender: Learn the skills you need to land one of the industry’s most in-demand positions. Become a cannabis and customer service expert with CTU.

Find out how to get a cannabis job in Maine with our blog post. We include legal requirements and tips for gaining experience in the industry.


In 2009, Cannabis Training University started as a series of seminars for working professionals around the country. Today, we're at the forefront of online cannabis education for students of all skill levels.

  • Thousands of graduates are a part of the CTU alumni
  • Faculty is known for industry achievement in education and their respective fields
  • Constantly ranked high in the list of top online cannabis universities 
  • Learn industry-relevant job skills
  • Learn 24/7
  • We offer around-the-clock support from our academic counselors
  • Buy-now-pay-later service so you can start learning today

How to Enroll at Maine Cannabis College

Ready to start your future?

 Here's how you enroll

  1. Go to our Enrollment page.
  2. Click “ENROLL NOW!
  3. Add a coupon code if available
  4. Add your billing details
  5. Set a strong password
  6. Place your order

You're ready to become a cannabis expert and master of cannabis!

Is cannabis training worth it?

Cannabis training can help obtain the expertise and knowledge required to work in the field and build a career in one that is rapidly expanding.

What university in Maine has cannabis training?

Cannabis Training University is the only cannabis program offered in Maine.

There are over 300,000 jobs in the cannabis industry. CTU trained me for one of them!

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Makes $24.50 @ THC +

How much is a cannabis license in Maine?

Maine has relatively low licensing fees. For a manufacturing facility or cannabis retail store license it is $250 for the application fee and and a license fee no more than $2,500.

What are the requirements to work in a dispensary in Maine?

Physical Requirements:
Able to stand for long periods of time.
Able to bend, reach, and squat periodically.
Must be able to work weekends.
Candidates must be over the age of 21.
Candidates must be a Maine resident with an active ID.
Candidates must be a Medical Marijuana patient in the state of Maine.

How much do Budtenders get paid in Maine?

The typical salary range for a Budtender in Portland, Maine is between $32,983 and $41,294, with an average annual wage of $37,014 for the position.

Do I have to live in Maine to work at a Maine dispensary?

All of the directors and officers of a dispensary that is licensed to sell medical cannabis in Maine are required to be residents of the state, as stated in the regulations for the state's medical marijuana program.

Get Started Today at the Maine Cannabis College!

Maine's cannabis industry is growing fast. Certification from CTU can help you find a rewarding career or start a business from scratch. Our Master of Cannabis program is designed to help you make the most significant impact in the world. Enroll today! 

Fred Hernandez - Cannabis industry expert writer
Fred Hernandez

Fred Hernandez is a highly accomplished and versatile writer, boasting an extensive background in the cannabis industry. With an in-depth understanding of various sectors including cultivators, processors, retailers, and brands, Fred's expertise spans across the entire cannabis landscape. As a prominent contributor to CTU, he consistently delivers insightful articles exploring the latest developments, news, and regulations shaping the cannabis industry. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of cannabis products, cannabis strain reviews, or providing comprehensive analyses of cannabis laws, or sharing expert insights on cannabis cultivation techniques, Fred's wealth of knowledge positions him as an invaluable writer and educator for all cannabis-related subjects.

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