- Frequently Asked Questions -

- What paper work do I need to get Medical Marijuana and make Maine's Care Givers my primary source for medicine?
    
Please download and print out the following paper work and contact us.

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/MMP_Application.pdf
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/MMP_Physician_Certification.pdf
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/MMP_release_of_medical_info.pdf
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/Patient_Caregiver_Application_Instructions.pdf


- How do I find a doctor?

Maine's care givers feels that you are your own best advocate. We recommend that you speak openly and honestly with your current doctor. Print out the following document and ask your doctor to sign it for you

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/MMP_Physician_Certification.pdf

Educate your doctor and tell them about new changes in the law! If your doctor will not recommend you cannabis there is a directory of physicians in Maine who work with medical marijuana patients. Maine Citizens for Patients Rights is creating a directory of physicians who are open to working with medical marijuana patients. If you would like to be listed in this directory please e-mail: info@mainecommonsense.org
 
Physicians willing to make the necessary recommendation:

- Dustin Sulak, DO (Hallowell) contact through www.dustinsulak.com
- John Woytowitcz, MD (Augusta) 207-626-1894 or john.woytowicz@mainegeneral.org

- How is your marijuana grown?

We have a state of the art growing facility coupled with the latest technology. Through our advanced techniques, we are able to give each plant the same level of care and nutrition that is needed to harvest the finest organic and pesticide free product available. We take all plants from cutting; we do not grow from seed! This gives us the ability to offer you the same quality of medicine every single time. It is so important to understand that this amazing plant can have so many variations. Over the last 20 years we have isolated the best variation of each plant we have. We offer very potent medicine, this enables you to smoke less for the same effect and save money!


- I see other caregivers and dispensaries offering some of the same names or strains that you offer. Are all marijuana strains the same?

No absolutely false, in fact there is are many variations within the same class of marijuana plants. It takes years of training and techniques to isolate which plants are the best. Much like fruits and vegetables, we all know that all tomato's are not the same. Some are large and delicious while others are small and sour.  After years of isolating and cross breading only the best strains we are able to offer you the same plants every time you purchase a strain you like. We are able to offer you a quality control that is the best in the industry. You can be assured that when you get your medicine it will be the same strength as last time.

- What is a "clone only" plant?

A rooted cutting from a plant used to grow the exact same cannabis plant. If a plant is (clone only) there is only one plant available. A person could not obtain the same plant buy purchasing seeds, it is one of a kind. We have been blessed to have obtained some of the best marijuana clones is the world. Our strains are well known on the west coast for their amazing medicinal properties.


- What is a strain?

A strain is a type of marijuana. It is a way to name a group of plants that share the same genetic makeup. For instance  skunk, haze, snowdog are all different strains.


- What is a pheno?

Pheno or phenotype is a term used to distinguish one marijuana plant from another of the same class and name. For instance, skunk is a very common type of marijuana. If you planted ten seeds of skunk there will be many plants that show differences in structure, smell, color etc. A pheno would be one of those different plants named by its difference.


- What conditions can marijuana be used to treat? 

Under Maine law physicians may recommend marijuana to patients diagnosed with any off the following conditions:

 Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, or nail-patella syndrome.

The treatment of the following conditions:
 A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than 6 months,  A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

In the future, the Department of Health and Human Services may approve the use of marijuana to treat additional conditions. 


- What type of Cannabis do you offer?

We offer a wide range of organic medical cannabis, hash, oils, and kief. We also have smoking alternatives including baked goods, tinctures, and capsules.
                                    
- What kind of Cannabis should I use?

Cannabis is mainly broken down into two types- Indica and Sativa. Indica is known for its relaxing body effects. It may enhance physical sensations such as taste, touch and sound. It has a relaxing effect both mentally and physically and is usually sought after by patients who wish to increase their appetite as well as sleep.
           
Sativa is known for having more of a "cerebral" effect. It may be characterized as energetic, creative, giggly or even psychedelic. It is much less overpowering than the Indica. Instead of sending the patient to sleep it would be more likely to give them an energy boost to help them through there day.