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How to Get a Medical Card in Maine in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-licensed medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs. Once approved, your doctor will fill out a special certification form provided by Maine’s medical marijuana program and send it to you in the mail.

  • 3. Visit Your Dispensary

    Once you have your medical cannabis certification, you can visit any dispensary you choose. Your Maine medical marijuana card and certification are valid for one year.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Maine?
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Maine has a vast network of dedicated medical cannabis caregivers and dispensaries vs just a few recreational shops.
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Medical cannabis patients are exempt from the state's 10% marijuana excise tax.
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Maine medical marijuana patients can cultivate 6 plants, compared to just 3 for recreational consumers.
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Schools, employers, and landlords in Maine may not penalize or refuse to enroll, employ, or lease to someone solely for their status as a qualifying patient.
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A transplant evaluator in Maine must view the use of medical cannabis the same as any other prescription.
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Over 1.3 Million Patients Trust NuggMD

  • " I am 80 years old and so appreciated the ease of using this site to renew. Made my life easier since I don't drive anymore. All went so quick and well done. Thanks for being there...."

    Judith V.

    4 months ago
  • " This was the easiest, most simple, and safe way to get the medical card I desperately needed. Thank you Nugg MD for your fast service but most of all your access to compassionate care on short notice."

    Jay P.

    Jay P.

    4 months ago
  • " In the early days of medical recommendations, I went through a few different providers, but last couple of years I've been using Nugg MD because it's much less of a hassle, and the price is awesome."

    Robert C.

    Robert C.

    4 months ago
  • " Smooth and easy to deal with. I highly recommend for getting a rec when and if you are in need. Very professional and discreet. I would give 6 stars if that were an option. Thank you."

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    4 months ago
  • " Good, fast & reliable service. No complaints :) I got a great deal on the 4th of July through Nugg.com and I couldn't be happier with them."

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Qualifying conditions in Maine

Even though Maine has a list of qualifying conditions, the state also allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any patient they think it may benefit.

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How to register for a med card in Maine

Maine does not require medical cannabis patients to register with the state. Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will mail you your certification, which you can use to purchase medical cannabis.

There’s no registration fee for voluntary registrations in Maine.

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How to renew your med card in Maine

You’ll need to renew your Maine medical cannabis certification yearly, which includes being evaluated by your doctor again. It’s a good idea to be reevaluated 30 days before your certification is set to expire to make sure there’s no lapse in your medical cannabis certification.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Maine medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Wait for your renewal certification to show up in the mail.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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The NuggMD Promise

We believe every Maine resident deserves access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and Maine legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of Maine-certified doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Any Maine resident who has been recommended cannabis by a state-licensed medical practitioner will qualify for medical cannabis in the state. Patients under 18 will need to have a parent or legal guardian appointed as a caregiver to manage and administer their medication.


    Explore additional Maine patient FAQs.

  • Yes! Maine allows licensed medical practitioners to recommend medical cannabis to any patient they feel will benefit from it. If your doctor thinks medical cannabis will be an effective treatment for you, you’ll be eligible for Maine’s medical program.

  • When a patient registers for Maine’s medical cannabis program, they can designate an immediate family member or member of their household as a caregiver. Maine also allows caregivers to operate as a business, cultivating cannabis and providing care for multiple patients. These caregivers do not need to be related to or live with the patients they care for, and they do need to register with the state.


    All caregivers in Maine must be over 21, a resident of Maine, and must not have been convicted of a disqualifying offense.


    Learn more about becoming a caregiver in Maine.

  • Maine has a number of key benefits for medical cannabis patients. Patients are able to access more dispensaries than recreational consumers, including the state’s robust network of registered cannabis caregivers. Medical cannabis patients are also exempt from the state’s 10% excise tax on cannabis sales.


    Additionally, medical cannabis patients are allowed to cultivate double the number of mature plants (6) as recreational cannabis users (3).


    Last but not least, Maine affords key protections to medical cannabis patients that aren’t available to adult-use consumers, including protections against discrimination in the workplace, at school, and in renting their apartments. They are also protected against discrimination when being considered for organ transplants.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost, risk-free Maine medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for medical cannabis. Maine does not charge a fee for your medical card, so there are no additional costs.

  • Both adult use and medical purchasers are subject to a 2.5 ounce purchase limit.

  • You can purchase medical marijuana with one of Maine’s several thousand caregivers, a caregiver storefront, or an adult-use retailer that is also licensed to sell medical cannabis products.

  • In the U.S. cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, even for medical purposes. As a result, nearly all health insurance companies will not cover the cost of medical cannabis.

  • Once your doctor recommends medical cannabis, they’ll send a copy of your certification to the state and another copy to you. Once you have your certification, you can use it to purchase medical cannabis.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Because paper certifications are all that is required to purchase medical marijuana in Maine, once your certification has shipped, a refund is no longer available. Your certification will be good for one year and should arrive at your home within 5 to 10 business days. If you don’t receive your package within 12 days, please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Reshipment Request,” and a brief description of your issue. The first reshipment is free if the request is made within 30 days of your evaluation. Thereafter, each reshipment request will cost $20. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customers, are the most important thing to us. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Yes! In Maine, any state-licensed MD, DO, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner can recommend medical cannabis. All of NuggMD’s medical practitioners are licensed in the state where they practice and meet all state requirements to recommend medical cannabis.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Maine does require a state-issued photo ID for medical cannabis certification. However, Maine has a fairly liberal reciprocity policy and accepts out-of-state patients from most other states with medical cannabis programs. So it’s possible to purchase medical cannabis as a visiting patient without a Maine state ID. You can find a list of approved reciprocity states for Maine.


    Learn more about Maine’s cannabis laws and regulations.