State Jurisdiction: Maine Department of Financial Services – Office of Marijuana Policy
Address: Office of Marijuana Policy
162 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-3282
Fax: (207) 287-3282
Getting your Maine Medical Marijuana Card
Did you know that Maine marijuana laws are among the most progressive in the country? Gaining access to medical marijuana in Maine is fairly simple and straightforward.
There’s no need to deal with a lengthy application process to qualify for the Maine medical marijuana program or waiting lines for state approval. In fact, all a Mainer needs is to be certified by a licensed doctor.
If you’re certified, we will send your medical marijuana ID card directly to you. And if you’re not approved by our doctor, you get a full refund from us. With QuickMedCards, it only takes a few minutes to sign up, then you can easily book an online consultation with a licensed doctor. Our specialists can help you get certified in minutes!
A Brief History of the Maine Medical Marijuana Program
In 2019, public law, chapter 209, known as “An Act To Ensure Access to Medical Cannabis for Visiting Qualifying Patients,” removed the requirement that a visiting patient must possess a valid written certification from the visiting patient’s medical provider upon entering Maine.
As of January 2021, Maine is one of the 12 states that legalized using recreational cannabis for individuals over the age of 21, and that is in addition to medical marijuana. The other states include Alaska, Arizona (plus the District of Columbia), California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont.
Booking your Online Medical Marijuana Evaluation
The online marijuana certification process is easier than you might think.
In just a few easy steps you can schedule an online appointment with one of our licensed Maine medical card doctors today. Once you’ve done that, you and your chosen doctor will have a conversation about why medical marijuana may be beneficial for your treatment, and they will make a decision based on your specific medical condition.
Appointments usually take between 10 to 15 minutes and are all done online via Doxy.
Requirements & Patient Eligibility
The state of Maine has made significant progress in making medical marijuana accessible to its residents.
Firstly, all qualifying conditions for a medical card in Maine were eliminated. Therefore, patients are allowed access to medical cannabis on the recommendation of a certified medical professional.
Secondly, registration into the Maine Marijuana use Program is now voluntary, giving Mainers the option to choose whether they want to register for the program once they have been issued a Medical Marijuana Card.
Before you book your appointment with our licensed doctors, you should take note of the following requirements:
- You must be eighteen (18) years or older in order to apply.
- Any patient who is younger than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application is required to have a registered Caregiver applying on their behalf.
- You have to be a registered resident in the state of Maine with valid proof of residency. This usually takes the form of a state-issued ID Card or a state-issued Driver’s License.
Maine Medical Marijuana Laws
In order to be a responsible citizen and medical marijuana patient in Maine, you should be aware of the following laws and regulations surrounding cannabis-use:
- Maine’s adult-use possession limit is 2.5 ounces of plant-form marijuana. Unless specified otherwise by your recommending physician, there is NO legal reason for you to possess any marijuana beyond that explicitly set limit.
- Maine residents may cultivate up to 3 flowering cannabis plants on their own property, as well as up to 12 immature-stage plants, and an unlimited amount of seedlings. Some patients may be allowed to exceed the 3-flower limit if the added quantity is necessary for their treatment.
- The legal purchase of cannabis may ONLY occur at state-licensed dispensaries. Any and all personal sales are unlawful and you should NOT engage with them in any way, shape, or form.
- If your treatment includes hashish-based products OR any other type of marijuana concentrates, know that the Schedule I regulations for the unlawful use of marijuana products remain the same as for plant-based marijuana. The legal possession limit for marijuana concentrates in the state of Maine is 5 grams.
- Possession of marijuana paraphernalia (such as bongs, tobacco blunts, rolling paper) is legal in Maine for adults 21 and over. However, attempting to sell or distribute paraphernalia, especially to minors, is highly prohibited by the law.
You can find a comprehensive list of marijuana-related penalties and regulations on our dedicated Maine Marijuana Laws page.
Maine Medical Marijuana Card
Learn all you need to know about what it means to be a medical marijuana patient in Maine.
Check out how to get a Maine Medical Marijuana Card for extensive information on obtaining a med card, renewing it, as well as any other questions and curiosities you might have.
Maine’s numerous dispensary locations are spread out across its state borders, with Portland, Bangor, and Frederick among its most dispensary-populated areas.
For a full account of the registered dispensaries in Maine, check out Potguide’s comprehensive list of licensed marijuana establishments.