Created to provide helpful information about the Maine Cannabis Industry.

Medical Cannabis License Info

On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved Question 1 which legalized cannabis for adult use. As of January 30, 2017 it is legal for persons over 21 years to grow 6 mature plants and possess up to 2.5 ounces of dry flower. This page will be updated as adult use regulations are released.

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Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!  Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing.  We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

Estimated Patient Count: 50,810 according to the Marijuana Policy Project

What are the conditions that qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation?

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Can a patient grow their own cannabis?

  • Yes, patients may grow and possess up to 6 plants

Patient Application

There are 8 non-profit dispensaries in Maine, 1 in each of 8 public health districts. The dispensary may dispense only to a qualifying patient who has designated the dispensary to cultivate for the patient or to that patient’s caregiver.

How many plants can a dispensary cultivate on behalf of registered patients?

A dispensary can grow up to 6 mature plants per patient registered. As a non-profit agency, the dispensary is able to collect compensation to cover the costs of cultivation.

What fees are associated with a dispensary?

  • Annual registration fee: $15,000
  • Change of Location fee: $5,000

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Dispensary?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation and dispensing inventory.  Our seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

DHHS Medical Marijuana Program

A primary caregiver is a person providing care for the registered patient. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The caregiver can never have been convicted of a disqualifying drug offense. Patients can name one or two primary caregivers. (Only one person may be allowed to cultivate marijuana for a registered patient).

How many plants can a Caregiver grow per Patient?

  • A caregiver can have 6 plants per registered patient

What are the fees associated with being a caregiver?

  • Background Check Fee: $31 annually
  • Cultivation Fee: $300 per patient, maximum of 5

Maine Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info

Maine’s Medical Cannabis Program is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services

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