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
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- HIV or AIDS
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- 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
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