Medical Cannibis FAQ's

Medical Cannabis FAQ's

Question: Do I qualify for medical cannabis as a treatment option in the state of Maine?

Answer: If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions you qualify for medical cannabis as a treatment in the state of Maine.
Hepatitis C
Crohn's Disease
Agitation of Alzheimer's
Nail-patella Syndrome
Intractable Pain
Wasting Syndrome
Severe Nausea
Sclerosis (MS)

Question: Am I protected against employment drug testing now that I have my card?

Answer: Unfortunately, no. Employers retain the right to continue to discriminate against marijuana users. In Maine, even medical marijuana patients can be fired for failing an employment drug test.

Question: Can I take medical cannabis on a plane?

Answer: No. Although TSA has no regulations addressing possession and transportation of marijuana, possessing marijuana in any detectable amount is a crime under Federal law. Further, it is a crime under the laws of many States to possess or transport marijuana.

Question: What are the compounds in cannabis that have a medicinal use?

Answer: The compounds that may have medicinal uses are cannabinoids, a class of chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that repress neurotransmitter release in the brain. The marijuana plant contains more than 100 cannabinoids. Currently, the two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant that are of medical interest are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Question: Can a doctor write a prescription for medical cannabis?

Answer: No. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, under federal law, marijuana has no currently accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse. For these reasons, doctors cannot prescribe marijuana. In a state that allows the use of marijuana to treat medical conditions, however, a doctor may be able to certify its use. Your state may require you to apply for a state-issued identification card to use medical marijuana.

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