Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
Michigan passed a law in 2008 that legalized the medical use of marijuana for those who qualify. Under this law, patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana and 12 plants, as long as the plants are kept in a locked and secure space.
Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan:
To apply for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a resident of Michigan
- You must obtain your medical records, which indicate that you have been diagnosed by a Michigan-certified physician as having a debilitating medical condition.
- You must receive written documentation from your physician that indicates you may benefit from the medical use of marijuana
Under Michigan’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Hepatitis C
- Crohn’s Disease
- Lateral Sclerosis
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe nausea, Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy, or Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis
How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan:
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program is administered by the Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Community Health and can be reached at the following address:
P.O. Box 30083
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Michigan:
Patients in the state of Michigan must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card.