Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program.

Frequently Asked Questions


+ What is the MMMP?

The Maine Medical Use of Marihuana Program (MMMP) is a state registry program that was approved by Maine voters on November 2, 1999.

+ Why was the MMMP Established?

The MMMP was established to administer a registration program under the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act (MMMA).

+ How do I register for the MMMP?

Registration is voluntary for qualifying patients who want to secure a department-issued registry identification card. There is no fee to register. A non-registered qualifying patient is not prohibited from the lawful medical use of marijuana if the patient possesses a physician-issued written certification and meets other requirements in compliance with these rules.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV Positive or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail Patella
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Inflammatory Bowl Disease
  • Dyskinetic disorder
  • Intractable pain
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, seizures (including epilepsy), or severe and persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis).

+ Where do I go to receive written certification to obtain medical cannabis?

Prior to obtaining or using marijuana for medical use, a qualifying patient, including non-registered and voluntarily registered patients, must obtain a written certification from his or her physician in accordance with these rules.

+ Where can a Licensed Physician go to issue certifications to patients?

The MMMP has established on online service that allows licensed Maine physicians to issue a medical marijuana certification to patients; to access the online service, you need to be a licensed Maine physician, and may create an account here.

+ What MMMP Applications materials do I need to fill out?

+ How much medical cannabis can I posses while registered under the MMMP?

Patients may legally posses up to:

  • 2.5 ounces (70 grams) of usable medical cannabis flower; and
  • Posses up to six mature cannabis plants, and up to twelve immature cannabis plants, in an enclosed, locked facility.

Patients may obtain their medical cannabis by either growing it themselves, assigning their plants to a primary caregiver who may cultivate the plants on the patient's behalf, or assigning their plants to a registered dispensary designated by the patient for their medical use.

+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the MMMP?

A qualifying patient, including a nonregistered and a voluntarily registered qualifying patient, may designate a primary caregiver to assist the qualifying patient with the patient’s medical use of marijuana as determined solely by the patient’s preference as indicated on the department-approved designation form given by the patient to the caregiver.

A primary caregiver may lawfully possess an “allowable useable amount” of marijuana and an “incidental amount” of marijuana for each qualifying patient served. A primary caregiver may possess:

  • Up to 2 ½ ounces of prepared marijuana for each qualifying patient served
  • Cultivate up to a total of 6 mature marijuana plants for each qualifying patient served; and

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the DHHS website here