If I have an out-of-state medical card, can I buy marijuana (weed) in Maine?

Written By Liz Gold
As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a result, we operate under Maine’s Medical Cannabis Program to provide consistent, safe access to medical cannabis to qualified patients.
Here is a most frequently asked question we receive from patients, consumers and the cannabis-curious who want to know more about the cannabis program in Maine.

If I have an out of state medical card, can I buy marijuana (weed) in Maine?


Yes. The Wellness Connection of Maine does accept out-of-state members or visiting qualifying patients.


A visiting qualifying patient is defined as a patient with a debilitating medical condition who is not a resident of Maine. This individual can also be a resident of Maine for less than 30 days, who qualified by another jurisdiction for the medical use of marijuana.

This qualifying patient visiting Maine from another jurisdiction that authorizes the medical use of marijuana may engage in conduct authorized for a qualifying patient by these rules if the following three criteria are met:

  • Maine certification: The visitor shall possess a valid Maine-approved written physician certification form completed, signed and dated by the visitor’s home-jurisdiction treating physician. Your doctor can obtain the Maine form by contacting the Maine Medical Marijuana Program Division at (207) 287-3382 or (207) 287-9330.
  • Home-jurisdiction certification: The visitor needs to possess a valid medical use of marijuana certification issued by the visitor’s home jurisdiction. (If you are a Massachusetts resident, please follow all of the Patient Registration Step-by-Step Instructions here).
  • Photographic identification: The visitor shall possess a valid photo identification card or driver’s license issued by the visitor’s home jurisdiction.

You can find all of this information on the Join page of our website.

Wellness Connection of Maine

About Wellness Connection of Maine

Established in 2011, Wellness Connection of Maine operates four state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Bath, Brewer, Gardiner and Portland. Our dispensaries are safe, inviting, spacious and accessible wellness centers fusing the best features of a pharmacy, community center and wellness practice in one convenient location. Under one roof, all your medical cannabis and full-spectrum wellness needs are answered by our member liaisons, passionate experts who care and partner with you on your journey to improved quality of life. – Peruse through our extensive library of educational books and magazines. – Enjoy a free coffee/tea and wifi in the comfort of our welcoming community center. – Attend educational events and seminars such as Medical Cannabis 101 or Cooking with Cannabis. – Other services as available, always at no cost to our patients