March 3, 2020

3 Steps to Purchase Marijuana at a Maine Dispensary

If you’re new to using medical cannabis, you may be looking for your go-to Maine dispensary and you’re probably wondering how to go about purchasing marijuana at a local dispensary. You may also be curious about the most updated laws in Maine regarding cannabis use.

Either way, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn how to purchase marijuana at a Maine dispensary.

1. Stay current with ongoing law changes

First and foremost, legality for state medical and recreational cannabis use is constantly changing. In an effort to keep our customers up-to-date, be sure to regularly check our blog for the latest news.  

2. Make sure you have your (Maine) Medical Marijuana Card

In the state of Maine, patients must receive a medical marijuana card from a medical professional before purchasing cannabis from a Maine dispensary. 

As of June 2019, visiting patients from some states no longer need to acquire a certification from a caregiver in order to purchase cannabis in Maine. (Click here to view the entire list of states this applies to.) Instead, patients from these states can simply use their existing medical marijuana license to make purchases at a Maine dispensary.

How about recreational use?

In January 2020, Maine began accepting applications for recreational marijuana retailers, but recreational sales are still yet to happen in the state even after being approved by Maine voters in 2016.

3. Know what you’re looking for

Before walking into a Maine dispensary, it’s helpful to have an idea of what type of marijuana you’d like and how you’d like to consume it

If you’re not sure, that’s ok! That’s what the dispensary staff is there to help you with. Be ready to share your symptoms for the best product recommendations.


At Hive Medicinal, we’d love to help with your medical marijunana needs as your local Maine dispensary. Take a look at our current products or, better yet, stop by in person!

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