A helpful primer for Maine medical marijuana patients: How to choose a caregiver and find the right products
Use this guide to understand the ins and outs of working with Maine medical marijuana caregivers.
If you’re new to the world of medical marijuana, start here to understand the basics of the Maine cannabis landscape and how to find what you need. This information is based on our daily interaction with medical marijuana patients since 2012, when we became licensed caregivers and growers (one of the first in Maine).
PLEASE NOTE: Maine marijuana laws are constantly changing. For the latest information, visit our news page.
HOW TO CHOOSE A MAINE MARIJUANA CAREGIVER
Before you start looking for a Maine caregiver, you’ll need to get your Maine medical marijuana card.
Search online for “Maine medical marijuana card” to find instructions on who qualifies for a card, the steps to getting your card, how much it costs, and so forth. This Portland Press Herald article is a great place to start: How to Easily Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine.
Once you have your card, you can search for a caregiver (a licensed medical marijuana/cannabis grower) who legally can provide what you need.
Maine medical marijuana “patient care centers” vs. “dispensaries”
While the Press Herald article seems to focus on Maine medical marijuana dispensaries… you can obtain your cannabis from licensed growers and patient care centers (like ours) that aren’t official dispensaries. There are only eight official Maine dispensaries, but there are many small-batch growers serving as caregivers or patient centers. As long as your grower is licensed, you’re all set.
So, what’s the difference between care centers and dispensaries? Mainly it’s the official licensing, but there’s also a BIG DIFFERENCE IN PRICE.
The bigger dispensaries generally have a high business overhead, including very large growing warehouses/facilities of 50,000 square feet or more. Or, they may be a franchise or branch location of an out-of-state company, which means they pay fees back to the headquarters (supporting an out-of-state corporate office).
In either case, dispensaries are often saddled with higher operating costs than us smaller growers; which means you’ll pay more when you buy your cannabis products from dispensaries.
In contrast, we cultivate our products in small batches in our 5,000 square-foot indoor farm, keeping our overhead costs very low. And we pass along the savings to you. You’ll typically pay 50% less when you buy from Kind Acres Farm. It truly is the most affordable option for medical marijuana in Maine’s York and Cumberland counties and beyond.
In addition, when you buy from us, you’re supporting a local farm, with all money going back into our local Southern Maine effort to supply premium cannabis to our patients.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT MAINE CANNABIS PRODUCTS FOR YOUR NEEDS
As we explain on our ABOUT page, we been cultivating high-THC/CBD blends of Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids since 2012 — specifically for patients struggling with chronic pain, chronic illness, and PTSD. You’ll find dozens of options starting on our main Products Page.
As experienced growers/caregivers/budtenders, we can help you choose the best products based on what you’re looking for. All you need to do to is contact us for an appointment.
Trust in our cannabinoid profiles, tested every quarter.
You may not know this, but many, many Maine cannabis growers do NOT test their products, so there’s a big risk in buying from them. You really don’t know what you’re buying.
At Kind Acres Farm, we get our batches tested every three months for potency, THC/CBD levels, and even cleanliness (lack of mold, pesticides, etc.) We have nothing to hide, and we’re happy to share our profiles with you. (In fact, we post them on our Kind Acres Farm Facebook page.)
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
When you talk with us, you’ll find that we’re friendly, relaxed, and 100% focused on your complete satisfaction. You can come in and purchase medical marijuana products, CBD, every form of smoke-able products as well as our line of extracts.
Here’s how it works if you’d like to order ahead.
- Text or call us at 207-449-2433 to pre-order your products, and we’ll have it ready when you arrive.
NOTE: Right now, only 1 person at a time can come into the patient care center section of our location, so you may have to wait a bit. But you can browse our retail glass boutique to find the vaporizers, pipes, rolling papers, battery/vape pens, and cartridges you may need.
- When you pick up your order, you’ll sign the required paperwork, show us your Maine medical marijuana card, pay for your products, and go.
Remember, with us, you pay much less for your medical marijuana with us, sometimes as much as 50% LESS!
To discuss your needs or book an appointment with our on-site doctor — contact us today.