Maine Medical Marijuana Doctors
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DO I QUALIFY IN THE STATE OF MAINE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
To be qualified in Maine to receive medical marijuana you must have a bona fide physician-patient relationship.
The physician’s written certification must be made in the course of a bonafide physician-patient relationship as indicated by the existence of an evaluation, treatment plan, periodic review and documentation and other professional principles of treatment, after the physician has completed a full assessment of the patient’s medical history.
The physician must demonstrate that a bonafide relationship between the patient and physician exists.
The physician must agree to monitor the patient’s on-going need for the medical use of marijuana
Records. The physician must agree to retain and maintain records that support the decision to recommend the medical use of marijuana, including records of the diagnosis of the debilitating medical condition for which the medical use of marijuana is recommended, including:
A description of the ordinary medical or surgical measures for intractable pain that the patient has not responded to for more than 6 months; or A description of the symptoms resulting from a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment.
A nonbinding estimate of the length of time that the medical use of marijuana is needed for the treatment of the debilitating medical condition.
DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
List of debilitating medical conditions.
- A qualifying patient must have a written certification from a physician for at least one of the following debilitating medical conditions for the medical use of marijuana:
- Disease or medical condition or its treatment.
- Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Nail-Patella Syndrome
- Intractable Pain - A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain
The physician must follow 2-373 or 2-383, Code of Maine Rules (C.M.R.), Chapter 21, Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain when certifying a patient for the medical use of marijuana.
Symptoms. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following symptoms:
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Severe Nausea
- Seizures including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or debilitating medical conditions
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis; or Other. Any other medical condition or its treatment that is approved by the commissioner, pursuant to Section 3.2 of these rules.
Voluntary patient application for a registry identification card: no fee.
A qualifying patient may voluntarily register with the department to secure a registry identification card for the lawful medical use of marijuana by submitting a completed department approved application form with required documentation. There is no fee.
The patient’s application is not considered complete until the department receives all required information, including the physician’s written certification.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has published the following web link as information available to the public:
Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing their qualifying diagnosis.