Maine Medical Marijuana Program

In 1999, Maine voters passed a measure that legalized up to 1.25 ounces of medical marijuana possession. Patients are also able to possess up to six plants under this same law.

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine:

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Maine, you must meet the following criteria:

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Maine with a valid Maine ID or equivalent identification.
  • You must obtain your medical records, which prove that you have a qualifying medical condition
  • You must receive a written recommendation from your physician that states you may benefit from the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
  • You must register with the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program

Medical Requirements:

Under Maine’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail-patella Syndrome
  • Chronic pain or any chronic condition that produces intractable pain for a period of at least 6 months or that produces: Cachexia, Severe Nausea, Seizures or muscle spasms

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine:

Once you gather your medical records and written recommendation from your doctor, you can submit them, along with proof of residency, to Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Maine:

Patients must submit a new application each time they wish to renew their patient card, but check the appropriate “Renewal” boxes rather than the “New Application” boxes on the form.