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Maine Medical Marijuana

Updated on March 25, 2019.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP)

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Department Of Administrative & Financial Services
Physical Address:
Burton M. Cross Building
1st Floor Room 109
Augusta, ME 04330
Mailing Address:
Maine Medical Marijuana Program
State House Station #162
Augusta, ME 04333-0162
Phone: (207) 287-3282
Phone: (207) 287-9330
Emaildhhs@maine.gov
WebsiteMaine Medical Marijuana Program

Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Information

  1. Patients must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. If the patient is under the age of eighteen (18) an Approved Caregiver must be designated and register on behalf of the patient.
  2. Patients must can be a resident of Maine or a Visiting Qualifying Patient. Patients who are visiting must already have their Registry Identification Card from their home state, provide a copy of their photo identification card, their certification from their home state and a copy of the visiting qualifying provider certification provided by Maine.
  3. Patient’s must be evaluated by a medical professional who is either a Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant. Find a Certified Physician In ME Today!
  4. If a medical professional thinks a condition will benefit from a Medical Marijuana Treatment Plan, they will issue a certification for the patient.
  5. Patients must then submit their application for a Registry Identification Card to be able to purchase Medical Marijuana Products from licensed dispensaries.
    • Medical Professionals must establish an account with Medical Marijuana Certifications Online Services by providing License Number & Access Code.
      To obtain your Access Code, providers must call their appropriate board of licensure. Board Of Osteopathic – (207) 287-2480; Board Of Nursing – (207) 287-1133; Board of Medicine (207) 287-3601. 
  6. If the application is approved, patients will receive their Registry Identification Card to the address listed on the application.

As per LD 1539 & LD 238, Qualifying Conditions have been removed from Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program. If a medical professional thinks a Medical Marijuana Treatment Program will benefit the patient’s condition, the medical professional can certify the patient for Medical Marijuana.

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Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

As of 2019, as per LD 1539, Maine patients and primary caregivers may legally possess no more than two point five (2.5) ounces of medical marijuana and may legally cultivate no more than thirty (30) flowering  marijuana plants and sixty (60) non-flowering marijuana plants.

On April 02, 2002, Senate Bill 611 amended the law to increase the amount of usable marijuana a patient may possess, from one and one-quarter to two and one-half (2.5) ounces.

Recent Legislation Updates

On November 02, 1999, 61% of Maine voters approved Ballot Question 2, which subsequently became effective on December 22, 1999.

Ballot Question 2 effectively removed all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who have either an oral or written “medical opinion” stating that he or she “may benefit from the medical use of marijuana”, from their medical physician.

On April 02, 2002, Senate Bill 611 amended the law to increase the amount of usable marijuana a patient may possess, from one and one-quarter to two and one-half (2.5) ounces.

On November 03, 2009, 59% of voters approved Question 5, amending the law to change the approved qualifying medical conditions.

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The State of Maine has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Maine Medical Marijuana Card, permitting the patient to purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Maine state guidelines.

Since the Maine medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Maine medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Maine medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Maine medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Maine’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Maine.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Maine’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”.

Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in in our definitive guide of Maine’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Maine’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Maine’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Maine’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation.

Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a Maine Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Maine’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know ‘s requirements.

Medical Marijuana Facts

Our list of Medical Marijuana Facts will help you separate the facts from the myths in Maine’s’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.

Locate Reputable Marijuana Doctors in Maine

To purchase medical marijuana to treat any condition or ailment, you must be certified by a physician. We’ve designed a system to help you search and find doctors throughout the who are willing and dedicated to treating your condition. You can:

  • Use Our Search System to Find Doctors  Simply type your zip code to find doctors practicing close to where you live. Use the city search feature to get a list of doctors in each city or town in Maine
  • Study the Profiles of Our Doctors  Get details about service terms, fees and operating hours, and you can read reviews written by other patients.
  • Book an Appointment Online  From the comfort of your home, schedule an appointment with the doctor you choose or take advantage of telemedicine services.

Locate Approved Marijuana Dispensaries

Browse through our directory of medical marijuana dispensaries in Maine. We’ve compiled the details that’ll enable you to contact a provider close to home and book a quick appointment online. You can also call to get details about prices and availability of the best strains of the product you want to buy.

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