Maine Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients
Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP)
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
Department of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Website: Maine Medical Marijuana Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
Visit the MMMP website for a list of available dispensaries, “The patient may either cultivate or designate a caregiver or dispensary to cultivate marijuana.” Program Bulletin, [Accessed September 28, 2011]
The Maine Patient Registry fee is $0 for patients. For caregivers, the fee is $300 per patient, with a limit of five patients — however, if the caregiver is not growing, the fee is waived.
* Please note: 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.
Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Information
Ballot Question 2, approved November 1999, 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” from their medical physician, stating that he or she “may benefit from the medical use of marijuana”.
Senate Bill 611 — April 02, 2002 — amended the maximum amount of useable marijuana qualified patients may possess, from one and one-quarter to two and one-half (2.5) ounces.
Question 5 — November, 2009 — amended the list of approved qualifying medical conditions to include: cancer, HIV / AIDS, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, nail-patella syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, chronic intractable pain, severe and persistent muscle spasms including multiple sclerosis, and seizures including epilepsy. Question 5 also provided instruction for establishing a a patient and caregiver registry identification program. It contained additional instructions for the establishment and operation, of nonprofit dispensaries.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was added to the list of approved conditions for medical marijuana use, as per LD 1062, in June 2013.
Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in Maine diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Maine Medical Marijuana law:
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, nail-patella syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, chronic intractable pain, severe and persistent muscle spasms including multiple sclerosis, and seizures including epilepsy
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), effective June 26, 2013.
Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
The maximum amount of useable marijuana, Maine patients and primary caregivers may legally possess, is no more than two and one-half (2.5) ounces.
Maine Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
Qualified medical marijuana patients may now choose to see a marijuana doctor online, in Maine, using medical marijuana telemedicine services for the purposes of obtaining a Maine medical marijuana evaluation, instead of doing so in-person:
see a marijuana doctor online and on-demand, via the telemedicine portal, now