GET YOUR FREE MAINE PATIENT HANDBOOK
We are so pleased to offer our Patients the Maine Medical Marijuana Patient Handbook. We spent many hours writing this handbook, which will guide you toward using medical marijuana in the most effective and practical way for your individual lifestyle and medical condition.
As the leaders in medical marijuana patient care, we have devoted ourselves to continuous improvement. This handbook is one of our finest offerings, and we are thrilled to share it with our patients. We will keep it updated as the laws change and the science gains a deeper understanding of this medicine.
We provide all patients with electronic or printed copies. Below is some information contained.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MAINE?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS
HOW TO ACCESS MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MAINE
USING MEDICAL CANNABIS: DELIVERY SYSTEMS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MEDICINE
EFFECTS OF CANNABIS
HOW TO MINIMIZE ADVERSE EFFECTS
CANNABINOID RESENSITIZATION PLAN
MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW HIGHLIGHTS
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MEDICAL SALVE
DUSTIN SULAK, D.O.
Obtaining Medical Marijuana In Maine:
Certified Patients who have our Tamper Proof Certifications and a Maine State Issued Picture ID have three choices:
1. Grow Your Own Medicine.
There are many advantages and plenty of resources for help growing your own medicine. Many patients eventually transition to the economy and sustainability of growing their own medicine. Furthermore, the cultivation of medicinal plants is a therapeutic activity unto itself. Novice growers may require several months before being able to harvest high quality medicine, and for this reason may start by choosing one of the other two options. If you are in a rental situation, please consult your landlord before growing. Before growing your own medicine, please review the latest Rules Governing The Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program on the DHHS website http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/mmm/index.shtml.
2. Use a Medical Marijuana Dispensary.
A Medical Marijuana Dispensary is a business licensed by the state to produce medical marijuana and provide it to qualified patients. The State of Maine DHHS office may provide you with information about the dispensaries that are open. Dispensaries often have a wide variety of strains to choose from and may provide other related services.
3. Use a Caregiver
A registered Caregiver is an individual licensed to grow medical marijuana and provide it for up to 5 patients. A Caregiver provides patients personalized guidance and support, and often offer competitive pricing. A patient can find a caregiver through an Internet search or by contacting a caregiver trade association such as the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM) or Compassionate Caregivers of Maine (CCM). They can help you connect with a local caregiver.
Can I obtain medical marijuana from multiple sources?
A patient can designate a caregiver or dispensary to grow up to 6 flowering plants on his or her behalf. A designation form, which can be found on the DHHS medical marijuana website, must be completed for each relationship with a medical marijuana provider. For example, a patient may choose to grow 3 flowering plants for herself while simultaneously allowing a caregiver to also grow 3 plants on her behalf.