Maine Medical Marijuana Information
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 – UPDATE:
MMMP REGISTRY IS NOW VOLUNTARY
- Patient registration with the Department is voluntary as of September 28, 2011.
- A patient is not required to pay a fee to voluntarily register for a registry ID card.
- Application forms are available at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/index.shtml
- When patients voluntarily register with the Department, they attach a copy of their physician certification form to their application for a registry identification card. No medical information about the patient is included on the physician certification form.
- The patient may either cultivate or designate a caregiver or dispensary to cultivate marijuana.
- The registry ID card and the physician certification form expire on the same date. The expiration date is determined by the physician.
Maine Medical Marijuana Card
Question 5 was approved by 59% of voters on November 3, 2009, which establishes a confidential medical marijuana patient registry and identification card system to Maine medical marijuana laws. This means that patients in Maine must register with the Department of Health and Human Services to receive a medical marijuana card in order to receive the protections of Maine’s Medical Marijuana laws. The first step in doing so is to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from a physician licensed in the state of Maine.
How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine
If you choose to register, the application form is to be completed and signed by the patient or the patient’s parent or legal guardian. There is no fee for a qualified patient to register. If you choose to obtain marijuana from a caregiver or dispensary, a department-approved designation form you will use can be located at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/mmm/index.shtml. Who will grow for the patient is entirely the decision of the patient.
MMMP Application Form – Section 1
- You must attach a copy of your physician certification form to your application. Here is some information about the physician certification form:
1. A patient cannot complete the physician certification form.
2. The physician certification form must be completed by a physician who has a bona fide patient-physician relationship with you.
3. The physician shall give you the completed signed and dated original certification form printed on tamper resistant paper.
4. Please note that the physician shall determine the expiration date of your certification. The physician can use a period of 12 months or less, based upon his or her professional judgment.
- You must attach a copy of your Maine driver’s license to your application. If there is no driver’s license, another Maine-issued photo identification card is required. No photo identification card is required for a hospice patient or a nursing home resident.
MMMP Application Form – Section 2
- This section must be completed if the patient is a minor, or an adult with a court-appointed guardian or a durable power of attorney. This section identifies the legally responsible adult for a minor or person under guardianship or durable power of attorney.
- Copies of guardianship or durable powers of attorney must be attached to the application.
MMMP Application Form – Section 3
- You must sign and date this patient declaration. Read it carefully.
- You must send the completed application with required attachments to:
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
Department of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
41 Anthony Avenue, 2nd Floor
Augusta, ME 04333
- Any questions concerning the application can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling DHHS – MMMP at (207) 287-9300