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How to get a medical card in Maine.

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    Register online with Leafwell

    Register online with Leafwell to see a Maine physician. It’s quick and easy! Plus, all of your data and medical records are secure on our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform.

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    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    Book an appointment with a certified physician or nurse practitioner with Leafwell. Leafwell has an experienced team ready to meet with you. This consultation fee is $49 for an examination.

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    Receive your certificate from Leafwell

    Once approved, we will mail your certificate to you on tamper-resistant paper which will arrive by mail 7-10 days after your appointment. As soon as you have the physical version, you can buy medicine at any Maine dispensary.

    We can also renew your Maine MMJ certificate, and you should begin the renewal process 30 days before the expiration of your previous medical marijuana card.

Benefits of Getting a Maine Medical Card

Recreational cannabis is legal in Maine, but there are several benefits to having a Maine medical marijuana card, including:

  • Greater legal protection
  • Lower costs – money saved on taxes and special offers at dispensaries
  • Access to a greater number of products and dispensaries
  • No prior relationship with a physician is necessary to qualify for medical marijuana in Maine. However, the medical professional must be licensed to practice in Maine before recommending cannabis for a patient in Maine.

With Leafwell, it is quick, simple, and secure to get a Maine Medical Marijuana Card online.

About Medical Marijuana in Maine

Maine legalized medical marijuana use ahead of many states, with 62% voting "Yes" to Question 2 on November 2, 1999.

The Marijuana Legalization Act was passed on November 8, 2016, permitting recreational cannabis use.

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How to qualify

You must be 18 to get a Maine medical marijuana card for yourself. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and can apply on behalf of a minor patient (under 18).

Applicants can either be residents of Maine or visiting qualifying patients. Patients who are visiting must already have their Registry Identification Card from their home state, provide a copy of their photo identification card, their certification from their home state, and a copy of the visiting qualifying provider certification provided by Maine.

  1. Information for caregivers

    Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and can apply on behalf of a minor patient (under 18).

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Medical Conditions

Qualifying Conditions have been removed from Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program as per LD 1539 and LD 238.

If a medical professional thinks a Medical Marijuana Treatment Program will benefit the patient’s condition, the medical professional can certify the patient for Medical Marijuana. The provider must be registered with the Division of Licensing & Regulatory Services (DLRS) through the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to issue certifications for patients.

  1. Note:

    While there are no specific qualifying criteria for a medical marijuana card in Maine, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t some rules. If you are seeking cannabis for chronic pain in Maine, for example, then you will need to prove that other treatment methods have not proven successful in the past six months.

Possession and Growing

The possession limits in Maine are the same for those with or without an MMJ Card:

  • Possession Limit (Flower): 2.5 oz. (71 grams), both medical and recreational.
  • Possession Limit (Concentrate): 5 grams, both medical and recreational.

Despite the MMJ card not coming with more generous cannabis possession limits than the law allows recreational users, there are many reasons why we recommend securing an MMJ card if applicable, including:

  • Greater legal protection
  • Lower costs (e.g., taxes and special offers in dispensaries) – medical cardholders pay just
  • 5.5% tax (8% on edibles) compared to 15.5% for recreational users.
  • Access to a greater number of products and dispensaries

You can cultivate up to three mature cannabis plants, 12 immature plants, and an unlimited number of seedlings. You will need to have a commercial license to grow more, and we cannot provide these at Leafwell.

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Medical Marijuana patients in Maine can have a caregiver.

Some patients may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves. For example, should the patient be a minor under 18, or if the patient needs assistance accessing medical cannabis, a caregiver can be assigned to complete the process on their behalf.

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    If a patient needs a medical marijuana certificate and card for a minor under the age of 18 or an adult who cannot otherwise access medical cannabis, they will need a Caregiver. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and have no convictions relating to drugs, narcotics, or scheduled substances.

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    The registry cost for caregivers is $300 per patient, plus $31 for the criminal background check.

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    Caregiver designation form needs to be filled out, giving information about the Caregiver, Patient, and whether or not you will be cultivating.

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    Those cultivating will need to register cultivation location, dispensing location, and caregiver information.


Maine recognizes cards from other states, such as:

*recognizes Maine MMJ cards

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

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Frequently asked questions in Maine

How much does a Maine Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $49 at Leafwell

State application fee = No state application fee in Maine.

Renewal fee = $49

Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine?

In Maine, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer and the treatment of the side-effects of chemotherapy Chronic Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and irritable bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s Disease
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures, including those caused by Epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Severe Nausea
What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Maine online?

Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Maine. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Maine. Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.

There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Maine to obtain your medical marijuana card:

  1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
  2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
  3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email. You then use this certificate to apply to the Maine Medical Marijuana Program
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine?

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine. Caregivers must also be 18 years of age.

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

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Maine can have a caregiver. To apply as a caregiver, you must complete the following application form:

Maine Medical Marijuana Application Forms.

Caregivers must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or above.
  • Have no background of any qualifying drug offense.
  • Must be registered with the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) by submitting a completed form and required registration fee.
How do I apply for the state program in Maine?

Being A Medical Marijuana Patient in Maine:

  1. There’s nothing left for you to do except wait to receive your doctor’s certificate in the mail. Our Leafwell physician will print it on tamper-proof paper and send it to you very soon. You can expect to receive it within 5-7 days.
  2. Once it arrives, you can use your certificate to legally purchase cannabis products from a licensed dispensary.
  3. Please remember that you must bring the hard copy of your certificate and some ID with you in order to make a purchase at the dispensary.