Recommending Cannabis in Maine

Medical professionals recommending medical cannabis must be licensed as an osteopathic physician by the Board of Osteopathic Licensure pursuant to Title 32, chapter 36 or a person licensed as a physician or surgeon by the Board of Licensure in Medicine pursuant to Title 32, chapter 48 who is in good standing and who holds a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration license to prescribe drugs. Recommending physicians must be able to demonstrate a bona fide physician/patient relationship that will include ongoing monitoring of patient's medical condition. The physician must also caution patients not to engage in hazardous activities while under the influence of marijuana. 

Conditions include Those conditions include cancer, glaucoma, ALS, crohn’s, HIV positive status, hepatitis C, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail-patella syndrome, intractable pain, or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia, severe nausea, seizures (such as those characteristic of epilepsy), PTSD or severe and persistent muscle spasms (such as those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)

Physician forms can be downloaded here.

For more information: Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services by phone at (207) 287-4325 or toll free at 1-855-355-4325.