Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws
Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency
To possess and use medical marijuana in Michigan, you must be approved by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. As part of the application process, you must submit a physician certification for a qualified medical condition. To certify your condition, a MMJ doctor must have a current license to practice medicine in Michigan and be a Medical Doctor or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He or she must complete a medical evaluation of your condition to determine whether you meet the medical condition criteria for certification. Patients must have certain debilitating medical conditions or a chronic/debilitating medical condition or disease that requires treatment which produces certain symptoms such as severe nausea and seizures.
Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is allowed in Michigan for initial appointments and renewals. If interested in telemedicine, contact your MMJ doctor to determine if this is a possibility.
Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally possess and obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. Patients under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume herbal forms of cannabis. Inhaling herbal cannabis is not permitted by adults in the presence of a pregnant woman or a child age 14 or under. Dispensaries may not provide cannabis-infused food or drink products with more than 10mg of THC.
Yes. A “caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.
After being certified by your MMJ doctor, you must create a secure online account to apply online for a marijuana card. If you are designating a caregiver, you must submit your application via snail mail. Whether online or snail mail, you must submit a complete application form and submit a complete copy of your Physician Certification Form, or your physician may complete his or her portion of the application online. In your application, you must include proof of Michigan residency by providing a valid copy of your Michigan driver license issued under the Michigan vehicle code or a copy of your Michigan personal ID card or a copy of your valid Michigan voter registration. You will need proof of identify if you submit Michigan voter registration as proof of residency. Proof of residency can be any government-issued document that includes your name and date of birth. There is an application fee that must be submitted. There are application provisions for caregivers, parents, and legal guardians. If you apply and do not receive a response after more than five weeks, you may contact the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. It is highly suggested that applicants do not engage in medical marijuana use until after they receive a registry card or a temporary registry card email (used for online applications). You must present a valid registry identification card to licensed medical marijuana provisioning centers at the time of your medical marijuana product purchase. It’s suggested you chronicle your experiences with various medical marijuana products to determine which products work best for you. National Medical Marijuana Card Services provides you with a journal to use to help you do this. Log in and use it.
Metrc is Michigan’s statewide seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system. It uses serialized tags attached to each and every plant with labels attached to wholesale packaging to track cannabis inventory. Each tag is attached to a plant to facilitate tracking through different stages of growth, as well as the drying and curing processes, and eventual retail sale.
Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.Marijuana Doctors
Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis products are available in Michigan for qualified patients. Legal products are medical marijuana CBD, tinctures, capsules, vape products and flower, to name a few.
Find more information on the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program. These include FAQs, approved medical conditions, and steps to register for an account and apply for a marijuana registry ID card.Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency