Maine Knowledge Center:

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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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?

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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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