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How getting a medical card to access medical marijuana works for Maine residents.

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    Sign Up

    No appointment necessary. Register with Leafwell on any device and consult with a registered medical provider in minutes.

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    Meet with Your Provider

    After finishing your application, you’ll be connected with a state-licensed medical professional, typically in 10 minutes or less.

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    Get Your Certification

    Once approved, the provider will register you with the state and upload a digital image of your certification to Leafwell.

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    Start Shopping

    You can immediately use your digital card to purchase medical marijuana products. A physical medical card will also be mailed to you and should arrive in 5–7 days.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on applying for your medical card in Maine.

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Benefits of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

Wondering how getting your Maine medical card can transform your medicinal cannabis experience?

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in ME is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps for Maine residents.

  1. Book An Appointment with Leafwell
  2. Meet with Your Provider
  3. Get Your Certification
  4. Start Shopping with Your Digital Card
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Qualifying Medical Conditions

Maine no longer maintains a list of specific qualifying conditions to be eligible for a medical marijuana certificate and card. Instead, it is up to the certifying medical providers to determine whether cannabis may be beneficial for a given patient’s medical condition.

Some of the most common conditions among medical cannabis patients in Maine include:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety, Panic Disorders
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures and Seizure Disorders

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    You must be 18 years old or over to qualify for a Maine medical marijuana card. Applicants can either be residents of Maine or visiting qualifying patients.

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    Caregiver

    A caregiver is a person 21 years old or older who is designated by a qualifying patient and authorized to assist the qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana. Caregivers may serve up to five patients.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. A minor patient will require parent/legal guardian consent and at least one parent/legal guardian to act as their caregiver. A minor patient must take their parent or legal guardian to the dispensary to purchase their medication.

    For a minor medical marijuana card certification, a birth certificate is an acceptable form of ID. We will also need the caregiver’s ID on file.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Maine MMJ card:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your licensed physician will register you with the state and upload a digital image of your certification to Leafwell within 48 business hours (you will receive an email notification when it is available to download).

    You may use that digital image to legally purchase cannabis until your physical certification arrives by mail within five to seven business days.

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    Medical Records (only required for minor patients)

    Medical records are optional for adult patients but required for minor patients.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license from the state of Maine or a state ID card. For minor patients, a birth certificate is an acceptable form of identification.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! Next, your provider will register you with the state and upload a digital image of your certification to Leafwell within 48 business hours.

You will receive an email notification when your digital certification is available for download. You can use that digital image to legally purchase cannabis until your physical registry identification card arrives by mail within five to seven business days.

How to Renew Your Card

Renewing your medical marijuana card in Maine is quick and easy with Leafwell. Begin the renewal process 30 days before your card expires to make sure there’s no gap in your approval for Maine medical use of cannabis. The process for renewing your Maine medical marijuana card is very similar to getting it for the first time. You can visit our Maine renewal page for the full step-by-step process and a form to start the process.

Legal Topics

Maine has passed several pieces of legislation designed to protect its patients. Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act (MMUMA), an employer may not refuse employment or penalize a person for that person’s status as a qualifying patient. However, this does not require employers to accommodate the use of cannabis in any workplace or to allow employees to work while under the influence of marijuana.

Maine medical marijuana patients also have the right to:

  • Enroll in school without rejection based only on cardholder status.
  • Rent an apartment without eviction or refusal based solely on patient status.
  • Work at their place of employment without discrimination for having a card or testing positive for marijuana.
  • Receive healthcare without disqualification merely due to medical marijuana treatment.
  • Visit or have custody of their child without denial only based on patient status.
  • Hold a state-issued license without suspension on the sole basis of cardholder status.

However, a medical marijuana card may also prohibit a qualifying patient from:

  • Owning a firearm.
  • Prevent them from getting/keeping a federal job or a job that requires a commercial driver’s license.

Caregivers

A caregiver is a person who is designated by a qualifying patient and authorized to assist the qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana.

Minor patients will require parent/legal guardian consent and at least one parent/legal guardian to act as a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Must register with the state if NOT a family member of the patient.
  • Never convicted of a drug offense. A background check is required ($31 fee).
  • Caregivers may serve up to five patients.
  • Special circumstances allow patients to designate a second caregiver. Only specified qualifying patients may have two primary caregivers.
    • In addition to a minor qualifying patient, the following qualifying patients may designate a second primary caregiver:
      1. An incapacitated adult qualifying patient. An incapacitated adult qualifying patient’s legal guardian or power of attorney for health care shall serve as the incapacitated adult’s primary caregiver. In addition, an incapacitated adult qualifying patient may have a second primary caregiver.
      2. Qualifying patient in a hospice or nursing facility. The qualifying patient’s hospice provider or nursing facility may serve only as the qualifying patient’s non-cultivating primary caregiver. In addition, the qualifying patient may have a second primary caregiver designated to cultivate marijuana or to assist with the qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana.

Caregiver Registration Information

  • Fees
    • Annual licensing fee (for caregivers who cultivate, per patient) = $240
    • Background check fee = $31
    • Hospice inpatient programs and nursing facilities designated as primary caregivers = no fee
  • Caregivers who wish to cultivate must pay $240 annually per patient, plus an additional $31 for background checks.
  • A caregiver who assists a patient who is not a member of their family or household must register with the state.

Reciprocity

Medical cannabis patients visiting Maine need only produce their state-issued registry identification card, certificate, or other state-issued documentation of the visiting patient’s status as a medical cannabis patient in their state of residence to purchase medical cannabis while visiting Maine.

Furthermore, the following states and territories recognize Maine medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

FAQs

How much does a Maine medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Maine medical marijuana certificate is $49 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend, and each of you will save 10% on your consultation.

Please note: Patients will receive a digital image of their certification within 48 business hours that should be accepted as a temporary card, while the physical certification and card arrive by mail within five to seven days of approval.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Maine?

Maine no longer has qualifying conditions for the medical cannabis program and registry identification card. Instead, it is up to the certifying healthcare provider to determine whether medical cannabis may be of benefit to you.

If you’re not sure if your condition can be helped by medical marijuana, we recommend doing some research on our conditions page. If you feel that you could benefit from cannabis, book an appointment with one of our online medical marijuana providers and speak with them about your condition and your research. Then, they can either approve or deny you based on their medical experience and your anecdotal evidence.

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Maine online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Maine medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Maine-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $49, and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Once approved, our medical providers register you with the state and upload a digital image of your certification to Leafwell within 48 business hours.
  3. You will receive an email notification when it is available for download.
  4. You can use the digital image to legally purchase cannabis until your physical certification arrives by mail within 5–7 days.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Maine?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card in Maine.

Minors may apply with consent from a custodial parent or guardian.

Caregivers must be 21 or older.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Maine?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Maine can have a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Must register with the state if NOT a family member of the patient.
  • $240 annual licensing fee.
  • No prior convictions of drug-related offenses.
    • A background check is required every 12 months.
    • $31 background check fee.
  • Caregivers may serve up to 5 patients.
  • Must have their ID card before buying, possessing, or cultivating cannabis.
  • Only minors, incapacitated adults, or patients in hospice or nursing facilities may have two caregivers.

To apply as a registered caregiver, follow this process:

  1. Access the online caregiver application portal.
  2. From the Main Menu, choose “Individuals.”
  3. Applicants will have the option to “Apply for an Individual Caregiver Registration” or “Renew an Individual Caregiver Registration.”
    1. If your registration has passed its expiration date, choose “Apply for an Individual Caregiver Registration.” You can only use the renewal option if your card is currently still active.
    2. The “Upload Outstanding Application Documents” will allow the applicant to upload any documents that were not present during the application process at a later time.
  4. Applicants will be asked if they have ever held any type of license in the medical program, which includes a prior caregiver registration, a caregiver assistant registration, or a dispensary assistant registration. Answering this correctly will link your new application to your existing profile in OCP’s system and make processing your application much faster.
  5. Provide your personal information: name, date of birth, and social security number.
  6. Provide your state-issued photo ID information and a unique Maine Revenue Services Registration Certificate number (Retailer and/or Resaler).
  7. Provide your personal contact information including addresses, personal phone number, and personal email address.
    1. Continue to add additional addresses until all applicable addresses are provided, including:
      1. Mailing Address
      2. Street Location (this is the applicant’s current personal residential address and five years of prior addresses, if different)
      3. Grow Location (up to two, there may be separate locations for mature plans and immature plants)
      4. Manufacturing Location
      5. Retail Location
      6. Wholesale Storage Location
  8. Provide the name and address of the property owner of each property, as well as any “Doing Business As Name” the applicant may use.
  9. Indicate all authorized activities the caregiver will be engaged in.
    1. Ex. If selecting “Standard caregiver cultivation activities”, also indicate which activity or activities best describes what happens to harvested cannabis.
  10. The applicant will indicate a cultivation level.
    1. Please note the “No authorization to grow/sell Medical Cannabis” is the option to choose for long-term care facilities and schools assisting a qualified patient pursuant to Title 22 § 2423-A(1)(F-1)(2) and (4).
  11. Indicate if you have ever been convicted of a violation of a state or federal controlled substance law.
  12. Upload a copy of your state-issued photo ID (like a Maine driver’s license) and, if applicable to your caregiver activities, scale certification(s), pesticide applicator license, commercial or home food establishment license, retail food establishment license, beverage plant license, and business organization documents.
  13. Read and attest to the Maine Medical Use of Cannabis Program qualifying statements.
  14. Indicate if the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy has completed a background check in the past 12 months.
    1. If you cannot remember the date of your last background check, please call OCP to check, as answering this question incorrectly can delay the processing of your application.
  15. Review, attest, and agree to the information submitted in the application.
  16. You will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided during the application process.
    1. If the applicant indicates it has been over 12 months since the last background check, there will be an application fee notice attached for the $31.00 background check fee. You must submit this fee for your application to continue moving forward through the process.
  17. Once the application is deemed complete, you’ll receive a confirmation email with an Application Fee Notice attached for the fee.
    1. The annual licensing fee for caregivers is $240 per patient.
    2. There is no licensing fee for caregivers of patients in hospice or nursing facilities.
  18. Once the application is approved and the licensing fee is paid, the caregiver registry identification card will be issued, printed, and mailed to the caregiver.

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How do I apply for the state program in Maine?

Being A Medical Marijuana Patient in Maine:

  1. The provider will register you with the state, print your physical certification on tamper-proof paper, and mail it to you. In addition, they will upload a digital image of your certification to Leafwell within 48 hours.
  2. You will receive an email notification when the digital image is available for download.
  3. The digital image should be sufficient proof of your certification at most dispensaries, allowing you to legally purchase cannabis until your physical certification arrives by mail within 5–7 days.
  4. Please remember that you must bring either the digital image or the hard copy of your certificate and some ID with you in order to make a purchase at the dispensary.