The law supporting the cultivation of medical marijuana at the US state of Maine was established in the month of November, 1999. 61% of the total voters approved the medical use of marijuana. Once the law came into effect, it put an end to all state level criminal penalties for consumption, cultivation and possession of medical cannabis by the patients having signed statements from doctors. The statements must confirm that consumption of medical cannabis will have curative effects on the health of the patient.
Other than that, the law also established a patient registry operated by the state for issuing ID cards to the eligible patients. The medical marijuana laws of Maine permitted the doctors to issue certification to patients suffering from diseases signified by nausea, muscle spasticity and seizures. Patients diagnosed with cancer, HIV or AIDS, glaucoma also qualify. The eligible patients (and also their caregivers) can cultivate 6 marijuana plants and can possess up to 1.25 ounce of usable marijuana.