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Maine Medical Marijuana

Maine Medical Marijuana

In November 02, 1999, 61% of Maine voters approved Ballot Question 2, which subsequently became effective on December 22, 1999.

Ballot Question 2 effectively removed all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who have either an oral or written “medical opinion” stating that he or she “may benefit from the medical use of marijuana”, from their medical physician.

Maine Program and Contact Details Details

Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP)
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services 
Department of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-4325 
Email: dhhs@maine.gov
Website: Maine Medical Marijuana Program


Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
Visit the MMMP website for a list of available dispensaries, “The patient may either cultivate or designate a caregiver or dispensary to cultivate marijuana.” Program Bulletin, [Accessed September 28, 2011] 

The Maine Patient Registry fee is $0 for patients. For caregivers, the fee is $300 per patient, with a limit of five patients — however, if the caregiver is not growing, the fee is waived. 
* Please note: The Maine Marijuana Registry is voluntary —

“In addition to either a registry ID card or a physician certification form, all patients, including both non-registered and voluntarily registered patients, must also present their Maine driver license or other Maine-issued photo identification card to law enforcement, upon request.” Program Bulletin, [Accessed September 28, 2011]

Out of State’s registry cards are accepted in Maine 

“Law enforcement will accept appropriate authorization from a participating state, but that patient cannot purchase marijuana in Maine without registering here. That requires a Maine physician and a Maine driver license or other picture ID issued by the state of Maine. The letter from a physician in another state is only good for 30 days.” Maine’s Division of Licensing and Regulatory Stories — Email received August 19, 2010. 


The State of Maine has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Maine Medical Marijuana Card, permitting the patient to purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Maine state guidelines. 
Since the Maine medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Maine medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Maine medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Maine medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Maine’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Maine.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Maine’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”. 


Maine Program Update

On April 02, 2002, Senate Bill 611 amended the law to increase the amount of useable marijuana a patient may possess, from one and one-quarter to two and one-half (2.5) ounces.

On November 03, 2009, 59% of voters approved Question 5, amending the law to change the approved qualifying medical conditions to include cancer, HIV / AIDS, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, nail-patella syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, chronic intractable pain, severe and persistent muscle spasms including multiple sclerosis, and seizures including epilepsy. In addition Question 5 contained instructions for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to establish a registry identification program for patients and caregivers, while also stipulating provisions for the operation of nonprofit dispensaries.

On June 26, 2013, LD 1062, added Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of approved conditions for medical marijuana use, and was effectively enacted without the governor’s signature.

Maine Possession and Cultivation Regulations

Maine patients and primary caregivers, may legally possess no more than one and one-quarter (1-1.25) ounces of medical marijuana, and may legally cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, only three of which may be mature at any one time. Patients who are found to be in possession of larger quantities of medical marijuana than allowed by law, are afforded a “simple defense” in response to a potential marijuana possession.
On April 02, 2002, Senate Bill 611 amended the law to increase the amount of useable marijuana a patient may possess, from one and one-quarter to two and one-half (2.5) ounces.

Maine Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Maine in our definitive guide of Maine’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Maine’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Maine Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Maine’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Maine’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Maine’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Maine’s laws for his knowledge.

Maine Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a{n} Maine Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Maine’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Maine’s requirements.

Maine Medical Marijuana Facts

Our list of Maine Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Maine’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.