Maine Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

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Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are both legal in the state of Maine. While medical dispensaries have been open since 2011, the first recreational dispensary is slated to start selling to the general public at the beginning of 2020. Though anyone over the age of 21 can buy recreational marijuana, there are some advantages for those who qualify for medical marijuana including a lower tax rate and the ability to buy marijuana for those who are 18-20 or who are caregivers for those who cannot buy cannabis for themselves. 

How to Get Medical Marijuana in Maine

To get medical marijuana in the state of Maine, you must have an ID card. You can apply for an ID card if you are at least 18 years of age and a resident of the state. Those who are not residents can apply for an ID card if they have a valid medical marijuana ID card from the state where they are a resident. An ID card is valid for one year and allows you to legally purchase medical marijuana from any licensed dispensary in the state. Caregivers who are at least 21 years of age and have no drug offenses on their record can buy marijuana for minors or others in their care. 

Maine Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Qualifying conditions for an MMJ card in Maine have been removed from the law. Physicians now have the discretion to recommend medical marijuana for any condition they believe is appropriate and treatable with cannabis.


Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine

Those 18 years and older who have a condition that is deemed treatable by medical marijuana can apply for a medical marijuana ID card. The first step is to get a recommendation from a licensed physician either in person or via a telehealth platform such as that offered by MDBerry. During the consultation, our physician will find out more about your condition and your past health history. If it’s determined that you are a good candidate for medical marijuana, the physician will write a letter of recommendation. You can then register with the state and receive an MMJ card at no charge. Caregivers who qualify will follow the same procedure, but they will be charged $31 to cover a background check and an additional $300 if they plan to cultivate marijuana for their patients’ use.


If you qualify for a card, you can use it for up to one year to purchase cannabis from any licensed dispensary in the state. Ready to start the process of using medical marijuana to treat your chronic health condition? Fill out our application form today. 

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