Maine Medical Use of Marijuana

Changes to the Maine Medical use of Marijuana Program

Effective Monday July 16, 2018, The Maine Medical use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) will have a new physical and mailing address.

Physical address:
Burton M. Cross Building, 3rd Floor-Augusta

Mailing address:
Maine Medical use of Marijuana Program
Division of Administrative & Financial Services
State House Station #162
Augusta, ME 04333-0162

Staff are available for walk-ins on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9 to noon.
All other times will be by appointment only.
Staff can be reached at 287-3282 or 287-9330.

L.D. updates

L.D. 1539 Not currently effective (until 90 days after legislature adjournment)
L.D. 238 Currently effective
The program does not currently have a manufacturing facility application. Please provide the program with notification of intent if you are engaging in manufacturing/extraction activities. Please do not send fees until application and program rule are in place.

Maine CDC Rules

MMMP rules amended February 1, 2018 are in effect as of May 10, 2018.

2018 MMP Rules (PDF)

For more information regarding legal marijuana and municipalities, go to:
www.memun.org

Maine Medical Marijuana Cultivation: Pesticide Use and Information

Pesticide Applicators License Required. Growers planning to use any pesticides (including all conventional, organic or ‘natural’ insecticides, rodenticides, weed-killers, fungicides, rooting hormones or other plant hormones) must have a Pesticide Applicators License from the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. Study materials can be purchased from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Pest Management Office. Testing can be scheduled at Cooperative Extension Offices. Most people study and pass exams on their own, but trainings are sometimes offered to assist.

To view and comment on the draft "Best Management Practices for Pests" document go to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry IPM website.
Deadline for comments extended to May 1, 2015.


Medical Marijuana Certificate Process

The Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a custom online service to allow licensed medical providers to certify patients for the use of medical marijuana on January 5, 2015. The online service will only be available to licensed Maine medical physicians and nurse practitioners in good standing and will produce a standard printed certification for all patients in the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program. Its use is mandatory.

The new system includes several precautions that ensure information privacy and data integrity and conforms to standard health care information security standards, and offers a variety of benefits to patients, physicians and the DLRS. Enhanced security, direct relationship-building between the patient and provider and the immediate issuance of a patient designation card are just a few of the benefits.

Patient information is not captured or stored in this new system. A basic transaction history will be retained for statistical purposes, which include the date, name of the certifying medical provider, the zip code of the patient and whether the patient is over age 18. Medical provider login information and passwords will be encrypted.

Below is the link to the system.  All providers must go to the link to set up an account* and order paper before they can certify a patient to use Medical Marijuana.

www.maine.gov/online/medicalmarijuana

* In order to set up an account, each provider must obtain their license number and access code from their appropriate board of licensure.

Board of Osteopathic 287-2480
Board of Nursing 287-1133
Board of Medicine 287-3601

For more information, please contact the Program at 287-8016.



MMMP Application Materials

MMMP Regulations

List of MMMP Dispensaries

MMMP Annual Reports

Public Petitions

Archives

Updated May 10, 2018