Medical Marijuana in Maine

Medical Marijuana in Maine

Who may obtain medical marijuana in Maine?

Patients who possess an oral or written "professional opinion" from their physician that he or she "might benefit from the medical use of marijuana."

Approved Medical Conditions:

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Alzheimer's, nail-patella syndrome, chronic intractable pain, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, seizures (epilepsy), severe and persistent muscle spasms, and multiple sclerosis.

Medical Marijuana in Maine:

See your physician to obtain a signed statement or recommendation.  If you plan to designate a caregiver, you must name the person in a written individual instruction or power of attorney for health care.  You can always change your designation, but if you are new to growing, you will likely find it more convenient (and less frustrating) to learn from someone else in the beginning.  The equipment is expensive and the conditions must be monitored closely to get good results.
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How do I get medical marijuana in Maine?

Grow for yourself.  You may grow up to 3 mature plants and 3 immature plants.  If you initially registered with a caregiver, we strongly recommend you inform the state of the change in writing, and hold onto a copy for your records.

Designate a caregiver.  Your caregiver can take care of all or part of the growing, so long as both of you combined don't exceed the limit: 3 mature plants and 3 immature plants.

Marijuana Dispensaries in Maine:

The medical marijuana dispensary program has not yet been established in Maine.

How much medicine can I carry?

Up to 1.25 ounces of useable marijuana (dried leaves and flowers- seeds, stalks, and roots don't count)

Costs:

Fee your doctor charges for recommendation visit (typically $100-$150)