In 2009, the State of Maine voted to pass the Maine Medical Marijuana Act. This act expanded our state’s existing program (a program for specific illnesses that was passed in 1999), and decriminalized the possession of up to 2.5 ounces, or 71 grams, of cannabis. The Maine Medical Marijuana Act created a system of non-profit dispensaries, caregivers, and cultivators, and allowed for the official establishment of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP). In November of 2016, Maine joined eight other states and legalized the recreational use, retail sale, and taxation of marijuana for adult use.
While some areas in Maine have begun to open recreational storefronts for adult use, Stoner&Co. is currently a medical-only facility. This means that in order to shop at our store, in compliance with Maine State laws through the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, purchasers must be certified medical marijuana patients. More information on this can be found below.
At Stoner&Co., the health and wellbeing of our patients is the core of our focus. We strive to create a welcoming, discrete environment with three private consultation rooms where one is encouraged to view, explore and ask questions about the products we offer. Our herbal specialists relish the opportunity to geek out about our cannabis.
In order to participate in the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, qualifying patients must first obtain authorization from a doctor or nurse practitioner. In Maine, a patient requires a physical copy of their medical marijuana patient card and a photo identification card that was issued from the same state as their patient card. To shop at Stoner&Co.’s storefront facility, the following documents are required:
❖ A valid physical medical patient card
❖ A valid state photo identification card, issued from the same state as the patient card
❖ Please note: expired identification will not be accepted
Proper identification will be required for each visit to our storefront. Temporary and/or digital medical marijuana patient cards or certifications are not an acceptable form of identification for the purposes of obtaining marijuana for medical use in Maine. To be a qualifying patient in Maine’s program, among other things, an individual must possess a valid written certification.
Per Maine State regulations, a written certification is only valid if it is a document on tamper-resistant paper signed by a medical provider. More information on required identification and obtaining patient cards can be found on the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy website: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/omp/medical-use/certification-process/visiting-patients
If you are a Maine State resident in need of a medical card, we recommend visiting Beach Health Center, a local MMMP certificate provider: https://www.beachhealthcenteroob.com/
For out-of-state patients, we recommend Cheap Med Cards, an online medical marijuana certificate provider: https://www.cheapmedcards.com/
Per the state of Maine list of accepted patients, Stoner&Co will proudly welcome patients with proper identification from the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C.
Patients who are residents of these states have been approved by the state of Maine to purchase medical marijuana and/or marijuana products while visiting Maine. As always, patients will be subject to the limitations imposed by the laws and rules of the State of Maine, as well as the laws and rules of their state of residence.
Visiting out-of-state patients may purchase up to 2.5 ounces, or 71 grams, of cannabis products every 14 days. Patient purchasing limits are reset on the 15th day after their limit has been reached, at which point they may purchase another 2.5 ounces or 71 grams of product.
More information on out-of-state patients can be found on the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy website: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/omp/medical-use
Per the Maine State Tobacco Law, patients under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing tobacco-related products. This includes, but is not limited to: rolling papers, pipes, vape pens. More information on Maine Tobacco Law can be found on the official maine.gov website: https://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/22/title22sec1555-B.html
Additionally, any patient under the age of 18 will be required to bring a parent or legal guardian with them while purchasing medical marijuana and/or marijuana products from a medical dispensary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell recreational/adult-use marijuana?
At this moment, we are medical only. That being said, we are currently building out a new garden facility so that we can welcome non-medical cannabis users into our family. We are planning on having products available in the recreational market by winter or early spring of 2022, and are hoping to open our recreational storefront by that summer. Stay tuned for more developments!
Where am I allowed to consume cannabis in Maine?
Due to Maine State regulations, cannabis can only be consumed in a private space, such as a patient’s home or other private property. The consumption of cannabis or cannabis products in public, in public view, or in a parked car, is prohibited, and will be subject to a fine of $100.
Do you grow your own cannabis?
At Stoner&Co., we pride ourselves on selling cannabis that has been grown on-site by our dedicated garden team, as well as hand-selected products grown by local caregivers. Whether a patient picks one of our in-house products, or a product grown by a featured local gardener, we strive to make sure all of our patients are served the highest quality medical cannabis.
How much cannabis can I purchase?
Patients from the state of Maine are able to purchase up to 2.5 ounces, or 70 grams, of cannabis in a single day. Out-of-state patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces, or 70 grams, of cannabis every 14 days. Purchase limits will reset for out-of-state patients on the 15th day after the limit has been reached.
I’m a caregiver in Maine. Do I need a medical card to purchase in-store?
Caregiver cards allow caregivers to purchase cannabis wholesale as a vendor. In order to make a purchase in-store as an individual, a medical patient card will be required. More information on required identification can be found in the Required Information section above.
If you are a caregiver interested in purchasing wholesale cannabis as a vendor, please feel free to reach out to our wholesale team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
My question isn’t listed here, where can I go for more information?
That’s a great question! Patients can always reach out to us by phone call at (207) 494 – 7098, or by email at email@example.com.
For more information on the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, cannabis laws, and state regulations, we encourage patients to visit the official Office of Marijuana Policy website: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/omp/faq.