Walk-in Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics Now Operating In Maine

MAINE: A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn.

“There is such a need in the state. There are very few practitioners writing medical marijuana certifications,” Jenna McDonald, general manager for Canna Care Docs, a division of Virginia-based Med-Eval Corp., said Friday.

The walk-in clinics are relatively new to Maine, where voters first approved medical marijuana in 1999 allowing patients to grow their own supply or select a caregiver to grow it for them. In 2009, the law was expanded to include more permitted medical conditions and to allow patients to buy from eight nonprofit, government-sanctioned clinics and marijuana cultivation centers as long as a licensed medical professional certifies their need for the drug.

Marijuana Clinic Planned Near Wilmington

DELAWARE:  A medical clinic set to open near Wilmington next month has one clear mission: certify patients to use medical marijuana.

With Delaware doctors hesitant to sign medical pot recommendations, officials at Massachusetts-based Canna Care Docs say they see an unmet need for patients, and a market, in Delaware.

The group has hired one doctor, a cardiologist, and signed a lease at 9 Germay Drive in an industrial park south of the city. The clinic plans a January 17 opening.

Patients will pay a $200 annual fee for service at Canna Care, a price that includes a session with a “cannabis consultant,” an appointment with the doctor and a six-month follow-up. Insurance isn’t accepted.