How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Maine
- Must be a resident of Maine with a valid Maine I.D. as proof of residency. If you do not have a Maine I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc. is acceptable.
- You must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing their diagnosis and bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment. Learn how to request your medical records.
- Obtain an authenticated, written certification from a physician licensed in the state of Maine, with whom you maintain a bona fide relationship with, stating that that you might benefit from the medical use of marijuana. This must be printed on tamper-proof paper. Find a medical marijuana doctor in Maine here.
- Register with the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program to recieve a registry id card, AKA medical marijuana card. Note: As of September 28, 2011 this registry program is strictly optional.
What Ailments Can Be Treated with Medical Cannabis in Maine
Patients in Maine diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Maine Medical Marijuana Act:
- Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail-patella syndrome or the treatment of these conditions;
- a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than 6 months;
- a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome; Severe nausea; Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease