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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine

Maine residents with qualifying medical conditions can legally access medicinal marijuana through the state’s medical marijuana program. Obtaining a medical card can be easy for residents of Maine who want one.

Qualifying Medical Conditions:

Maine's medical marijuana program allows physicians to use their discretion and recommend marijuana to any patient they feel will benefit.

Here are some of the most common medical conditions that cannabis is approved for

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • ALS
  • PTSD
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Spasticity
  • Multiple sclerosis

If you suffer from any of these conditions you will qualify for a medical card in Maine. If you have a medical condition and think medical marijuana may be beneficial, call a medical provider and ask if they believe medical marijuana will help.

Why Get a Medical Card for Marijuana in Maine?

  • Obtaining a medical card for marijuana in Maine has several benefits, including legal access to marijuana for medicinal purposes.
  • Patients with medical cards can purchase marijuana from licensed dispensaries in Maine, and medical card holders are also allowed to grow their marijuana plants at home. 
  • Having a medical card protects patients from prosecution under Maine’s marijuana laws.
  • Having a medical card in Maine can provide access to medicinal marijuana to help relieve those suffering from chronic pain, nausea, seizures, and other debilitating conditions. 
  • Marijuana has been shown to alleviate many medical conditions and can be a safer and more effective alternative to traditional medications for some people.

Frequenty Asked Questions(FAQs)

FAQ

A:  A medical card for marijuana, also known as a medical marijuana card, is an identification card that allows patients to purchase and use marijuana for medicinal purposes legally.

A: The cost of a medical card in Maine is $79.

A: Yes, patients must be 18 years old or older to use medical marijuana in Maine while recreational adult use marijuana has a minimum age of 21.

A: Yes, patients can lose their medical card for marijuana in Maine if they are arrested for marijuana-related offenses.

A: You need to renew your medical card for marijuana in Maine every year or every two years, depending on the length of your card.

A: Yes, employers can still drug test employees even if they have a medical card for marijuana in Maine. Having a medical card may provide legal protection.

A: To apply for a medical card for marijuana in Maine, you must first obtain a diagnosis from a licensed physician. Once a physician has approved you, you can apply through the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program website.

A: The physician evaluation takes 10-15 minutes and then it usuallytakes 30-60 days after submitting your application to receive a medical card for marijuana in Maine.

A: Yes, patients or their caregivers may cultivate and possess up to 6 flowering plants and 12 immature plants at any given time. Patients can also possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana at any time.

A: No, your Maine medical card is only valid when used in Maine.

Applying for a Medical Card for Marijuana in Maine

To apply for a medical card for marijuana in Maine, you must submit an application through the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program website. The application will ask for personal information, proof of residency in Maine, and a copy of your medical records.

If you’re interested in obtaining a medical card for marijuana in Maine, it’s important to consult with a licensed physician to determine if you have a qualifying medical condition. Once you have a diagnosis, you can apply for the medical marijuana program through the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program website. With this guide, you have all the necessary information to start your journey to better health with medical marijuana.

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