Maine Medical Marijuana Program
Medical marijuana has been legal in Maine since voters passed a measure in 1999. Residents of Maine with a medical marijuana card are legally permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and to cultivate up to a maximum of six mature cannabis plants at home.
Under Maine’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- HIV or AIDS
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Any condition as recommended by a physician
How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine
To apply for a medical marijuana card in Maine, you must meet the following criteria:
- 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
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.