As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a result, we operate under Maine’s Medical Cannabis Program to provide consistent, safe access to medical cannabis to qualified patients.
 
Here is a most frequently asked question we receive from patients, consumers and the cannabis-curious who want to know more about the cannabis program in Maine.
 
 

If I have an out of state medical card, can I buy marijuana (weed) in Maine?

 

Yes. A visiting qualifying patient (non-Maine resident, out-of-state visitor) is a patient with a debilitating medical condition who is not a resident of Maine or who has been a resident of Maine less than 30 days, who is qualified by another jurisdiction for the medical use of marijuana. Your state must be approved by the state of Maine.

Wellness Connection of Maine accepts out-of-state members (visiting qualifying patients) from the following states that have been approved by the state of Maine:

Approved states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa. Massachusetts. Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Washington, DC (Click HERE to view the state site list as it is subject to change).

Patients who are residents of these states may purchase medical cannabis products from a registered dispensary or caregiver subject to the limitations imposed by the laws and rules of the State of Maine if the following 2 criteria are met:

  • Home-jurisdiction certification: The visitor shall possess a valid medical use of marijuana certification issued by the visitor’s home jurisdiction.
  • Photographic identification: The visitor shall possess a valid photographic identification card or driver’s license issued by the visitor’s home-jurisdiction.

You can find all of this information on the Join page of our website.

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