Maine has been a frontrunner in the medical marijuana scene for nearly two decades, so as a Portland resident, you’re in good hands. We can give you the scoop on state MMJ regulations so you can get natural relief safely and legally.
The state law permits MMJ for the following illnesses:
These conditions can drastically reduce your ability to get through the day, so Maine has sanctioned them to make your life easier.
Interested patients in Maine just need to visit a doctor who’s willing to recommend medical marijuana. If you already see someone who considers MMJ a valid treatment method, you can ask them to certify your condition. If not, you must find one who does.
The doctor you choose will evaluate you for your eligibility. If they don’t have the documents already, you must give them a valid ID, proof of residency for non-Massachusetts IDs and records from your primary care provider explaining the diagnosis, past treatment attempts and progression of your illness.
If the doctor thinks you qualify, they’ll enter your information in an official online tool so they can print your medical marijuana certification. When the process is done, it’ll delete all your information except your zip code and if applicable, minor status, to protect your privacy.
In Maine, “green card” holders can:
Take note of some of the specific terms used for legally distributing medical marijuana. MMJ is recommended instead of prescribed, and you get it at a dispensary instead of a pharmacy.
Your first plan of action should be to check with the doctors you already see — they might already have the tools to certify you or can get them for you. If none of them agree to recommend MMJ, you’ll have to find a different doctor. In that case, feel free to use our database of physicians to get some leads on weed doctors in Portland.