Maine Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

Renewal For Maine Medical Marijuana Card Online

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How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in Maine in 2024


Obtain medical marijuana recertification: The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy requires patients to obtain medical marijuana recertifications from their healthcare providers to allow them to continue the use of medical marijuana. Recertifications are done by healthcare providers via the Medical Cannabis Certification Online Portal


Complete your application on the Maine OCP Regulatory Licensing and Permitting portal: Sign in to your profile on the OCP portal by providing your current license number. Upload any required documentation and submit the renewal payment


Wait for approval: Your medical marijuana card should be ready within 10 business days

Does Maine Allow Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online?

In Maine, designated caregivers can complete their medical marijuana card renewal online. Some medical practitioners also offer medical certification renewal online. Caregivers can review the OCP Guide on how to renew an expired medical marijuana card online in Maine.

Medical marijuana patients aged 18 or older can contact their physicians to find out if they offer online medical certification renewal. A designated caregiver should take the following steps to complete the medical marijuana card renewal process online:

  • Login with a registration number and access code via the online portal. Cardholders can email the OCP if they have forgotten their login credentials
  • Update all personal information and grow locations

After submission, the Office of Cannabis Policy will send confirmation emails to cardholders. Also, the OCP may request background checks for cardholders who have not conducted one within the past 12 months.

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in Maine?

In Maine, patients' medical certifications are valid for up to one year. Medical marijuana patients should renew their certifications at least 30 days before the expiration date. Maine caregiver registry identification cards are also valid for only one year. It is advisable to apply for a renewal at least 45 days before the card expires.

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Doctor in Maine?

Yes. Patients must be recertified for medical marijuana annually by Maine-licensed healthcare providers. Minors may obtain medical certifications with their parents/legal guardians’ consent. Approved healthcare providers for patient certification in Maine include medical physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. To recertify a patient, a healthcare provider must use the Medical Cannabis Certifications Online Portal to register the patient’s basic information. The online portal is accessible only to healthcare providers with license numbers and access codes issued by the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure, Maine State Board of Nursing, or Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.

Maine Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Cost

Licensed healthcare providers in Maine charge varying fees for patients’ medical marijuana certification renewal. However, Maine medical marijuana card renewal fees for caregivers typically include a $10 card re-issuance fee and cultivation-based fees listed below:

Cannabis Plants Intended for Cultivation Fees
6 mature or 12 immature plants $240
12 mature or 24 immature plants $480
18 mature or 36 immature plants $720
24 mature or 48 immature plants $960
30 mature and 60 immature plants $1,200

When applying via mail, acceptable payment methods are cashier’s checks or money orders payable to the Treasurer, State of Maine. The online renewal process allows several electronic payment methods.

Where to Do Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Near Me in Maine

Besides applying for renewals online, caregivers in Maine can also apply for medical marijuana card renewal by submitting completed applications via mail to the OCP at:

Medical Use of Marijuana Program
Office of Cannabis Policy
162 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0162
Phone: (207) 287-3282

The OCP does not permit in-person applications. To get medical marijuana re-certifications, patients may find state-licensed healthcare providers online or through recommendations from friends and family.

Can I Use a Medical Marijuana Card from Another State in Maine?

Cannabis patients from certain states can purchase medical marijuana products in Maine, provided they have valid state-issued medical marijuana cards issued from their states. Out-of-state patients must also provide valid state-issued IDs before purchasing medical cannabis at licensed medical dispensaries in Maine. Generally, residents from states without medical marijuana programs are exempted from Maine’s medical marijuana reciprocity. Currently, Maine shares medical marijuana reciprocity with the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
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