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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.
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