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.
Cancer
Glaucoma
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis C
ALS
Crohn's Disease
Agitation of Alzheimer's
Nail-patella Syndrome
Intractable Pain
Wasting Syndrome
Severe Nausea
Seizures/Epilepsy
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.

Question: Do I need a medical marijuana card to purchase CBD?

Answer: No. If you want to buy CBD without any THC and it comes from hemp, you won’t need a medical card. However, if you want to buy CBD with higher THC content, a medical marijuana identification card issued by a registered practitioner will indeed be required in most states. Hemp is part of a cannabis plant but requires that it does not have more than 0.3 percent THC to be called commercial hemp. It is important to keep in mind that all CBD is not created equally and what you purchase from a gas station can differ substantially from what you may get at our retail store or reputable company that tests each batch of products prior to sale.

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