How to Get a Medical  Card in Maine

 

Use this guide to quickly navigate the program and find out the steps you need to take in order to enroll. For official information, visit the state’s website for specific details and requirements.

If you already know that you qualify, you can register with one of our trusted educational & outreach partners, Leafwell, to speak to a Maine licensed physician now and get your medical cannabis card in minutes. The process is quick, simple and HIPAA compliant.

Overview

 

 

1. Find Out if You Qualify

  • You must be aged 18 or over in order to qualify for medical cannabis in Maine.
  • Those under 18 must have a Caregiver. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over.
  •  Possession Limit: 2.5 oz. (71 grams) cannabis flower; 5 grams concentrate.
  • Patients may cultivate up to 6 (six) plants. Patients must give details if they intend to grow on their application form.

There is no list of qualifying conditions in Maine. Qualifying Conditions have been removed from Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program. If the physician thinks your condition merits the medical use of cannabis, they can recommend its use conditions like the ones listed below.

The provider must be registered from the Division of Licensing & Regulatory Services (DLRS) through the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to be able to issue certifications for patients.

 

  • Cancer and the treatment of the side-effects of chemotherapy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe Nausea
  • Chronic Intractable Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and irritable bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Seizures, including those caused by Epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Any other condition, or ailment the doctor believes the patient may benefit from the use of medical cannabis.

2.
Choose an Application

Documents Required for a Maine Medical Cannabis Card 

You will need proof of identity, proof of residence and medical records in order to qualify for a medical marijuana certificate.

Acceptable ID: Maine driver’s license. Any photographic ID issued by the state of Maine. Valid US passport.

Acceptable Proof of Address: Rental or mortgage agreement Utility bill sent to home address dated within the last month (cell phone bills are not acceptable).

Medical Records: Progress notes, health summary, list of diagnoses, medication list, or pictures of prescription bottles.

Maine Medical Marijuana Application Forms, Rules and Regulations

3.
Complete Your Physician Forms

 

Patients can sometimes find it difficult to find a licensed physician in their state. Finding one who has a greater understanding of the science behind cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) even more so, due to the unfortunate restrictions imposed upon the research of this amazing plant.

The Medical Cannabis Community and Leafwell make connecting patients to physicians easier, and you can get a Maine medical marijuana certificate online in almost no time at all. No appointment is required.

 

Final Steps

Register online and speak to a Maine licensed physician in minutes. Once approved, you’ll receive your physician’s certificate in minutes. You will then receive the hard copy in the mail 3-5 days later and can shop at any Maine dispensary.

For more information about the Maine Department of Health,

MMMP Mailing Address: Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program, 1190 S St. Francis Dr., PO Box 26110 Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 Drop Off To: Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program, 1474 Rodeo Road, Suite 200 Santa Fe, NM 87505

MMMP Email Address: [email protected]

 

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