Do I Qualify for Medical Cannabis in Maine and How Do I Get Started?

on February 12, 2021

With ever-changing laws and often confusing rules, it can seem challenging to decipher whether medical marijuana is the right fit for your condition or ailment. 

That’s why we’re here to help. 

We’ll help answer the question: do you qualify for medical cannabis in Maine and how do you get started?


One of the most important parts of the answer to this question is based on whether or not you have a qualifying condition. 

Qualifying conditions for a Maine medical marijuana card include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease 
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel diseas
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nausea
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures


Taken even further, your qualifying condition must be certified by a doctor or other certified practitioner.

Start the conversation by speaking to your doctor to see whether or not they can recommend medical cannabis to treat your condition. If not, consider seeking another certified practitioner.


After you have the certification from a medical professional, you’ll have to get your Maine cannabis card.

What’s next: Acquire your Maine state medical marijuana card.


Once you have your certification and Maine medical cannabis card, it’s time to find the best dispensary for you. There are a ton of factors to consider when choosing the right Maine dispensary, so we’ve made it easy for you with the post below.

What’s next: Learn how to choose the right Maine cannabis dispensary.


Last, but certainly not least, you’ll need to keep Maine law in mind as you use. Again, we’ve made it easy with an updated recap of the laws you need to know about.

What’s next: Learn the Maine marijuana laws.

We hope this guide will help as you get qualified and start your journey with the right Maine marijuana dispensary.

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

Hive Medicinal

Hive Medicinal is a medical marijuana dispensary with two locations in Maine. You can visit us at 65 River Road in Chelsea, Maine or 210 College Ave in Waterville, Maine.