Updated on April 25, 2018.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
The Maine medical marijuana law has been in place for quite some time, and it enables patients to access medical cannabis provided they have a written recommendation from a qualified Maine physician. This means patients that have been diagnosed with any of the qualifying conditions can get medical marijuana. The challenge, however, is in getting a Maine marijuana card.
The Maine Medical Marijuana law established the Maine Patient Registry, a voluntary registry identification program. In addition, out of state medical marijuana register cards, are accepted in Maine.
* The Maine Marijuana Registry is voluntary.
“In addition to either a registry ID card or a physician certification form, all patients, including both non-registered and voluntarily registered patients, must also present their Maine driver license or other Maine-issued photo identification card to law enforcement, upon request.” Program Bulletin, [Accessed September 28, 2011]
* Out of State’s registry cards are accepted in Maine.
“Law enforcement will accept appropriate authorization from a participating state, but that patient cannot purchase marijuana in Maine without registering here. That requires a Maine physician and a Maine driver license or other picture ID issued by the state of Maine. The letter from a physician in another state is only good for 30 days.” Maine’s Division of Licensing and Regulatory Stories — Email received August 19, 2010.
The Maine Patient Registry fee is $0 for patients. For caregivers, however, the fee is $300 per patient, with a limit of five patients — however, if the caregiver is not growing, the fee is waived.
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