The process for becoming certified for adult-use medical marijuana use in Maine is not complicated, but it differs significantly from that of many other states. You will still need to find a registered health care professional to certify you, but you will not need to register with the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) to obtain medical cannabis unless you are registering as a caregiver.
The Sanctuary is here to assist you if you are having difficulty completing and submitting your application. Below are some pointers to help you navigate the state’s medical marijuana program’s certification and application process.
While Maine initially maintained a comprehensive list of debilitating medical conditions when it first launched its medical marijuana program, the state passed a law in 2018 that left a potential medical marijuana patient’s MMMP eligibility up to the licensed physician evaluating them. Chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), glaucoma, and cachexia were among the health conditions on the original list.
To obtain a Maine MMJ card, you must show proof of residency in the state, such as a driver’s license or other type of ID card. The state may request medical records in addition to confirming your qualifying medical condition. Finally, to be eligible for the Maine medical marijuana program, you must be 18 years old or older.
Your medical professional will create an account for you in the state’s Medical Marijuana Certifications Services system and will issue your certification digitally. When you visit your local dispensary, your account will be checked to confirm your MMMP membership.
After you submit your application, the state will send you a confirmation email with payment instructions. Your certification is valid for a year. After a year, all cardholders must renew their certifications in order to continue to be eligible patients.
The Sanctuary can assist you if you are unsure where to begin with the application process for Maine’s MMMP. Maine patients with qualifying conditions are regularly connected with medical marijuana doctors who can certify them for medical marijuana.
Contact us today to find out how you can use your Maine medical cannabis card to buy concentrates, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and other cannabis products from state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.