Apply For Your Maine Medical Marijuana Card

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Maine. If you have medical records for your condition(s) please provide them.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.

2CONSULT ONLINE

Consult with a doctor online for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.

Every patient will need to prove Maine residency for their application to be accepted by the state of Maine.

3RECEIVE YOUR CARD

If you are approved by a Veriheal doctor, we’ll mail you your recommendation and it will arrive in the mail in 1-2 weeks. You can then begin buying cannabis from any dispensary in Maine.

Medical Marijuana patients in Maine will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Maine and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Great communication from their staff and had me in a consultation the next day. Would recommend!

Easy as 123, truly. Had everything sorted out in a few hours and got my recommendation in the mail a few days later.

Pretty flawless process.

Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 36 reviews

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About Marijuana Laws in Maine

Maine’s medical cannabis program dates back to the 1990’s, with residents approving it by referendum in 1999. The Pine Tree State legalized recreational use of cannabis, with sales beginning in October 2020, a year after Gov. Janet Mills created the Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) in 2019. The OMP took three years to form after the citizen-initiated referendum legalized medicinal cannabis in 2016.

According to the new state office, 2019 was a lucrative year for cannabis card registration in Maine, increasing by more than 42%, equaling 65,368 certified citizens. The OMP reports an increase of 5.4% of caregivers, equaling 2,596 new registrations. This increase comes after a complete expansion of the program in 2018. It is the most significant overhaul since the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) was formed to enforce the Maine Medicinal Use of Marijuana Act. 

According to the state, notable changes now include “eliminating all qualifying medical conditions from the medical program, allowing patient access, for any reason, at the certification of a registered medical provider.” Additional changes also include allowing a caregiver to assist more than one patient and permitting dispensaries to become for-profit businesses. 

The OMP specifies that only residents of the state may apply for a medical marijuana card and that “The Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program provides patient cards to registered providers.” In fact, the state has never charged medical providers for the Maine medical marijuana cards. 

Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card

Maine initially only qualified residents for the medical cannabis program for specific health conditions, including: 

However, all of these conditions were removed from the initial list. In 2018, the change in legislation made it permissible for certified providers to approve potential medical marijuana patients for a MMJ card based on any condition they deem treatable by the plant properties. Maine does not presently charge a registration fee for a state medical cannabis card, which offers more legal protection, product access, and lower costs for cardholders than for residents without a card. To qualify for a medical cannabis card, a resident must show proof of residency with a valid driver’s license or valid identification card

Becoming a Caregiver in Maine

To become a caregiver in Maine, an applicant must be at least 21-years-old, be able to provide proof of residency, and not have a felony conviction on record. Caregivers are required to submit a medical use application with the OMP. Applications for caregiver registration or renewal are approved or denied within an average of 30 days. 

Additionally, the caregiver must undergo a criminal background check for the cost of $31. The OMP outlines that the cost for a registry identification card varies (between $240 to $1,200) depending on the number of plants the caregiver grows. The most a registered caregiver may grow is 30 mature plants and 60 immature plants. Additionally, caregivers may obtain fair compensation from a patient for any expenses connected with cultivating cannabis on their behalf.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Maine

Patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces of a combination of marijuana/marijuana products and no more than 5 grams of marijuana concentrate, according to the OMP. 

Both medical marijuana patients and caregivers are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and six plants at a time without penalty. Additionally, a caregiver can have up to five patients at a time, cultivating up to six plants per patient. Recreational marijuana users in Maine who are 21 years of age or older may grow up to three mature cannabis plants, 12 immature plants, and an unlimited number of seedlings for personal use. Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act, these limitations do not apply to the cultivation of marijuana for medical use by a qualifying patient or registered caregiver.

MMJ Reciprocity in Maine

According to the Office of Marijuana Policy, the state of Maine has a reciprocity program in place with 26 states. Qualified patients from these states can use their MMJ card in Maine at a registered dispensary while they’re visiting.

Approved list of state cards accepted in Maine: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Washington, DC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for a medical marijuana card in Maine?

To qualify you’ll need to be 18 years of age or older and be a state resident. To prove your residency you’ll need at least two forms of identification and one of them must be a Maine driver’s license or a state ID card.Next, you’ll need to consult with a state registered physician that can evaluate you and provide a doctor’s recommendation for adult use of medical marijuana.

Veriheal has a network of highly qualified physicians registered with the state and can provide one for you, which is the most difficult part of the process. After meeting with a certified doctor in a virtual video consultation from the comfort of your own home, the doctor will determine your eligibility based on a qualifying condition(s). Consultations usually take 10 – 15 minutes.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal is $199, with a full refund if not approved. Unlike other states with medical cannabis programs, Maine does not charge an annual card registration fee.

Maine has eliminated all qualifying medical conditions from the medical marijuana program. Now, the state allows licensed medical providers to qualify any condition they think may benefit from medical marijuana treatment. Therefore, chronic pain can be a qualifying condition.

That depends on the state you are visiting, which is why we put together a helpful resource that shows you which states accept out-of-state cannabis cards. You can also try to contact the local region in order to find out the medical cannabis rules and regulations there.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state of Maine. You can see a list of Maine dispensaries here.

Places to Visit in Maine After Enjoying Your Medicine

The northernmost region of the U.S., Maine boasts beauty only found in the Pine Tree State. The New England region, notable for lighthouses and lobster shacks, has miles of East Coast beaches, as well as lakes, highlands, mountains, and valleys. Of course, Acadia National Park is one of Maine's prime pieces of real estate, with visitors and locals alike traipsing through the region on foot or bike. Meanwhile, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Boothbay Harbor also offer afternoon adventure tours. With dispensaries located throughout the state, there’s no reason not to turn a cannabis dispensary run into an afternoon of fun.

Portland

Maine’s largest city of Portland, famous for its Old Port Harbor District, offers fresh seafood straight off the docks. Touring the Portland Head Lighthouse is a great way to begin visiting the region, lined with cobblestone streets and old brick buildings. When in town, take a trip to any of the six Casco Bay Islands by ferry for some fun on the water. Pub tours are also a way to enjoy the city, with up to 20 microbreweries available for visitors to mingle with locals. Lastly, take a trip to Victoria Mansion, a national historic landmark decked out with elaborate drapes and cherub fashioned crown molding.

Acadia National Park

Called the “Crown Jewel” of the North Atlantic Coast, half of Mount Desert Island and other nearby archipelagos make up Acadia National Park, with levels of hiking trails and an incredible view of the sunrise or sunset atop a mountain. Within the park, which is visited by more than 3.5 million visitors annually, Jordan Pond, carved out by glaciers, is where locals and out-of-towners gather to see the park's deepest lake. Also, within more than 49,000 acres of Acadia National Park, Sand Beach and Cadillac Mountain are prime spots to rest in the sand or climb a peak.

Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick Light

Reportedly the most photographed Maine lighthouse, the tower called Nubble on a hill above a jetty, is the quintessential Maine landmark enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Walking the grounds is a great way to experience the site, but enjoying a view from the water is also possible with daily cruises. At Christmas time, Santa comes down from the North Pole to the Nubble Lighthouse for a cup of hot chocolate and holiday music, making it one of the best times to visit the famed light tower.

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