Individual Identification Card Application Instructions

Frequently Requested Information

Process

Fees

Frequently Requested Information

What is an Individual Identification Card?

The Individual Identification Card Application is an official document. Providing false information and/or failing to disclose all required information is grounds for denial of a Maine Adult Use Individual Identification Card.

The Office of Marijuana Policy cannot provide legal advice; if the applicant has questions regarding the interpretation of statute and/or rule, the applicant should seek legal counsel.

Who Needs an Individual Identification Card?

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

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

Useful Application Definitions:

Principal: A natural person who has controlling authority or is in a leading position in the business organization. Examples include but are not limited to officers, directors, managers and general partners, except that “manager” for the purposes of this definition does not include an employee of a licensee whose managerial responsibilities are limited to staff supervision related to the day-to-day operation of a marijuana establishment.

Court-Ordered Payments: Any court-ordered payment, including but not limited to court fines, fees, and restitution, child support obligations, and attorney’s fees.

Required Additional Application Materials:

Photograph: A clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media. Do not digitally change your photo. Have someone else take your photo. Use a plain white or off-white background. A high-resolution photo that is not blurry, grainy, or pixelated. Photo must be 2 x 2 inches.

Authorization to Release Information
 

Process

Tips for Faster Processing:

Applicants are encouraged to submit an application electronically (https://licensing.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/licensing/begin.pl?board_number=421) in order to expedite the application process.

Applicants should register online at IdentoGo (https://me.ibtfingerprint.com) to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Applicants should review the statute and rules (https://www.maine.gov/dafs/omp/adult-use/rules-statutes) to determine requirements.

Application Steps for an Adult Use Individual Identification Card:

  1. Applicant begins the application process electronically or in paper form. (You are encouraged to submit your application electronically in order to expedite the application process. You are also encouraged to gather and prepare the required application materials for upload during this stage of the electronic application process. However, you will have the ability to upload required outstanding application materials later in the application process using the “Upload Outstanding Application Materials” webpage.)
  1. After the applicant submits the application, the applicant will receive an email notification with the pending license number, electronic access code, and Notice of Application Fee with instructions for next steps.
  1. If any required application materials are outstanding, applicant will upload materials using the “Upload Outstanding Application Materials” webpage.
  1. Upon receipt of application fee, the Office of Marijuana Policy will review the application to determine if the Office is in possession of all required documents.
  1. At any point during steps 1-4, the applicant must register at IdentoGo to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
  1. Upon completion of processing the application materials, including a review of the criminal history records check, and verification of the Character and Fitness questions, the Office of Marijuana Policy will notify the applicant by email of the Office’s decision on the Individual Identification Card.
  1. If denied, the Office will notify the applicant in writing of the denial, the basis for the denial and the applicant's right to appeal pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act.
  1. If approved, the applicant will receive an Individual Identification Card by United States Postal Service.
     

Fees 

Individual Identification Card: $50

Cash and personal checks are not accepted by the Office of Marijuana Policy. Please submit a bank/cashier's check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of Maine.” All fees are non-refundable.

IdentoGO Fingerprinting: $52

Payment will be made directly to IdentoGO.