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Finding a Physician

There are growing numbers of doctors throughout the state open to certifying patients with qualifying conditions for medical use of marijuana.

We recommend you have an initial discussion with your primary care doctor. Many primary care providers are employed by health care groups that receive federal funding and prohibit their doctors from formally recommending use of marijuana. If that is the case, they may refer you to a physician who is not prohibited from writing a certification for medical use of marijuana. If you are in need of help locating a physician, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an updated list of physicians currently making recommendations.

In order to receive protections under Maine's Medical Marijuana law, a patient must first obtain a certification from their Physician, on tamper proof paper, dated for one year, certifying the patient's debilitating medical condition for the purpose of medical marijuana treatment. A free ID card is available from the DHHS for patients who wish to register with the state, but is not required for legal protections.

A patient must have a driver's license or state id, along with the original certification form from their Doctor OR the state-issued ID Card on their person in order to receive protections under the law.

Questions for your Doctor:

  • Will you provide me with a Certification for Medical Marijuana treatment?
  • Will you refer me to a physician who may provide such a Certification?
  • What are the medical pros and cons of using such a treatment?

The Physician's Certification Form can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/mmm/index.shtml