Adult Use Cannabis Criminal History Records Checks

Privacy Act Statement

Authority: The FBI’s acquisition, preservation, and exchange of fingerprints and associated information is generally authorized under 28 U.S.C. 534. Depending on the nature of your application, supplemental authorities include Federal statutes, State statues pursuant to Pub. L. 92-544, Presidential Executive Orders, and federal regulations. Providing your fingerprints and associated information is voluntary; however, failure to do so may affect completion or approval of your application.

Principal Purpose: Certain determinations, such as employment, licensing, and security clearances, may be predicated on fingerprint-based background checks. Your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics may be provided to the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency, and/or the FBI for the purpose of comparing your fingerprints to other fingerprints in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system or its successor systems (including civil, criminal, and latent fingerprints repositories) or other available records of the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency. The FBI may retain your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics in NGI after the completion of your application and, while retained, your fingerprints may continue to be compared against other fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.

Routine Uses: During the processing of this application and for as long thereafter as your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics are retained in NGI, your information may be disclosed pursuant to your consent, and may be disclosed without your consent as permitted by the Private Acy of 1974 and all applicable Routine Uses as may be published at any time in the Federal Register, including the Routine Uses for the NGI system and the FBI’s Blanket Routine Uses. Routine uses include, but are not limited to, disclosures to: employing, governmental or authorized non-governmental agencies responsible for employment, contracting, licensing, security clearances, and other suitability determinations; local, state, tribal, or federal law enforcement agencies; criminal justice agencies; and agencies responsible for national security or public safety.

                                                                                                        As of 03/30/2018

The FBI Privacy Act Statement can be found at

Who Needs to Submit to a Criminal History Records Check?

All individuals working in or for a licensed cannabis establishment who possess, cultivate, manufacture, package, test, dispense, transfer, serve, handle, transport or deliver cannabis or cannabis products are required to have an Individual Identification Card.

All individuals working in or for a licensed cannabis establishment who have the authority to access or input data into the inventory tracking system or a cannabis establishment point of sale system are required to have an Individual Identification Card.

All principals (including but not limited to officers, directors, managers, or general partners) of a licensed cannabis establishment are required to have an Individual Identification Card.

How Often Do I Need to Submit to a Criminal History Records Check?

All individuals must submit to a criminal history records check each year at renewal. The results from a criminal history records check are only deemed valid for 90 days, so if your criminal history record check was done more than 90 days prior to the issuance of your individual identification card, you may be required to re-submit to a criminal history records check.

How to Submit to a Criminal History Records Check:

All individuals must personally register to have their fingerprints taken through IdentoGo ( only after applying for an Individual Identification Card with the Office of Cannabis Policy. Under “Application Details,” the individual should select “Maine Office of Marijuana Policy.” On the next screen, there are two “fingerprint reasons” relevant to Adult Use of Cannabis: (1) Individual identification card applicant and (2) Principals involved in a cannabis establishment. If the individual is a principal applying for an IIC, he/she should select “principal.” Individuals will be required to select a location and schedule a date and time for fingerprinting. Individuals will need to provide their names, any aliases, mailing addresses, and a method of contact. Individuals will also need to provide demographic information, including: date of birth, gender, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, place of birth, citizen country. When attending the fingerprinting appointment, the individual will be required to present a valid form of government-issued photographic identification. Examples of accepted forms of identification include a driver’s license or a passport.  

All individuals will have to pay the required fingerprinting and processing fee. The current rate is $52.00.

Where Do I Get My Fingerprints Taken?

Auburn, Augusta, Belfast, Brewer, Farmington, Machias, South Portland, Presque Isle, Springvale, and Winslow.

What Information Will be Provided to OCP?

When an individual completes the registration process, the individual will acknowledge that IdentoGO, the vendor for the Maine State Bureau of Identification’s applicant processes, will take and electronically submit fingerprints to the State and Federal fingerprint databases. This process will provide OCP a Federal Fingerprint Identity History Check, as well as a State of Maine Public Identity History Check.

What Results from the Criminal History Records Check Make an Individual Ineligible for an Individual Identification Card?

OCP will not issue an Individual Identification Card to any individual with a disqualifying drug offense, as defined by Title 28-B.

How do I Amend or Challenge the Information in an FBI Record?

Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI information records. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or update of an FBI criminal history record are set forth at 28 CFR 16.34. Information regarding this process may be found at and