The information regarding visiting patient authorization to use their state of residence issued

credentials to access Maine’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program, reflects authorization from the

following states as of August 27, 2019.

Pursuant to PL 2019, c.209 [LD 538], An Act to Ensure Access to Medical Cannabis for Visiting Qualifying

Patients, as of June 6, 2019, medical marijuana patients visiting Maine from other jurisdictions are no

longer required to obtain certification from a Maine-based medical provider or to designate a registered

caregiver or dispensary in order to obtain medical marijuana.

Now, medical marijuana patients visiting Maine need only produce their state-issued registry

identification card, certificate, or other state-issued documentation of the visiting patient’s status as a

medical marijuana patient in their state of residence, in order to purchase medical marijuana while

visiting Maine. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy has reached out to states that authorize their

residents to utilize marijuana for medicinal purposes to determine whether each state authorizes their

resident patients to utilize their state-issued authorization to procure medical marijuana in other

jurisdictions such as Maine. A visiting patient may only use their state-issued patient credential if their

home state authorizes such use. From the list below patients visiting Maine can determine whether their

state-issued patient credentials will allow them to purchase marijuana while visiting Maine. This list is

subject to revision.

Please note that the marijuana and marijuana products available to patients in Maine may differ

substantially from those products available and authorized for use in the visiting patient’s state of

residence. These differences include the form, concentration, and CBD minimum and THC maximum

content allowable in marijuana and marijuana products under Maine’s Medical Use of Marijuana

Program: it is the sole responsibility of the visiting patient to confer with their prescriber, caregiver, or

dispensary staff to determine the appropriate marijuana or marijuana product and appropriate dosage to

address the visiting patient’s needs, and to comply with any limitations imposed by their state of

residence on the form, type, quantity, or delivery method for medical marijuana they are authorized to

purchase or possess. A qualifying visiting patient may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of a combination of

medical marijuana and marijuana products every 15 days while visiting the state.

The following states have provided the Office of Marijuana Policy with sufficient information to allow

qualified medical marijuana patients visiting Maine to use their state-issued medical marijuana patient

credential to obtain medical marijuana while visiting Maine: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,

California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland,

Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire,

New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,

Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington, DC.

Patients who are residents of these states may purchase from a registered dispensary or caregiver medical

marijuana and/or marijuana products while visiting Maine, subject to the limitations imposed by the

laws and rules of the State of Maine the laws and rules of their state of residence. This list is subject to


Nothing contained in this summary shall be construed as legal advice nor may any visiting patient

purchase marijuana for medical use if prohibited by their state of residence. Maine registered caregivers

and dispensaries may refuse to provide medical marijuana to any visiting patient whose credentials are

suspect or otherwise insufficient to determine whether the visitor is a qualified patient in their

jurisdiction of residence.