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. The Wellness Connection of Maine does accept out-of-state members or visiting qualifying patients.

 

A visiting qualifying patient is defined as a patient with a debilitating medical condition who is not a resident of Maine. This individual can also be a resident of Maine for less than 30 days, who qualified by another jurisdiction for the medical use of marijuana.

This qualifying patient visiting Maine from another jurisdiction that authorizes the medical use of marijuana may engage in conduct authorized for a qualifying patient by these rules if the following three criteria are met:

  • Maine certification: The visitor shall possess a valid Maine-approved physician certification form completed, signed, and dated by the visitor’s home-jurisdiction treating physician. The Maine form is available on the Division of Public Health System’s website as well as instructions for your physician to receive a sealed tamper-proof paper.
  • Home-jurisdiction certification: The visitor needs to possess a valid medical use of marijuana certification issued by the visitor’s home jurisdiction. (If you are a Massachusetts resident, please follow all of the Patient Registration Step-by-Step Instructions here).
  • Photographic identification: The visitor shall possess a valid photo 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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