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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

Once you have registered and been approved, you will be sent a medical card. Once you have this, you can start shopping for your medicine from a licensed dispensary.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Acute Pain
  • Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other conditions that cause severe muscle spasms
  • Nail Patella
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette Syndrome 9TS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I speak to a Michigan physician online about getting a MMJ certificate via telehealth?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Michigan. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for a Michigan MMJ certificate.

Michigan Cannabis Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)

2.5 oz. of cannabis outside of the home. Up to 10 oz. inside the home. 15 grams concentrates.

Michigan Caregivers

Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. Caregiver fills out their own application form, and must be listed on the patient’s application form as well. Caregiver must not have any felonies relating to drugs or violence, and not been convicted for any crime in the past 10 years.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws – History and Overview

November 2008 – Voters approve of Proposal 1, the “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act”, removing state penalties for the use, possession and cultivation of cannabis by patients in possession of a valid medical marijuana recommendation from their physician.

2012 – House Bill 4586 (HB 4586) is introduced, amending Michigan’s medical marijuana laws. HB 4586 makes it illegal to transport or possess usable marijuana by car unless it is locked away and in an enclosed case in the trunk of the vehicle, and no marijuana is being used whilst driving.

2013 – House Bill 4834 (HB 4834) amends the medical marijuana laws again. This time, proof of Michigan residency is needed, as well as a bona-fide relationship with a doctor. This means the doctor must maintain medical records, as well as provide follow-up care. The types of ID accepted are a a Michigan-produced driver’s license, official state ID or valid voter registration. Medical marijuana cards can be valid for up to 2 years in Michigan.

2013 – Michigan Supreme Court rules that dispensaries are illegal. This ruling means that medical marijuana patients must grow their own cannabis (up to 12 plants, out of public view), or appoint a caregiver, who must be aged 21 or over and can be a caregiver for a maximum of 5 patients. Caregiver must not have been convicted of any violent felony (ever), or a lesser felony for at least 5 years.

2016 – Dispensaries become legal, but are not operational as of yet.

Reciprocity is given to other states, if the other state offers reciprocity with Michigan (e.g. a Nevada medical marijuana card).

Patients must be aged 18 or over in order to apply for a medical marijuana card for themselves.

Possession of any amount of cannabis without a valid medical marijuana card is a misdemeanor in Michigan, with up to 1 year incarceration and/or a fine of up to $2,000. Use in a park can bring up to 2 years’ incarceration, and may be considered a misdemeanor or felony.

Use of marijuana can bring incarceration of up to 90 days and/or a $100 fine.

Sale without remuneration is also considered a misdemeanor and brings similar penalties as possession. For remuneration, and the incarceration period could be up to 4 years and/or a $20,000 fine. Cultivation of less than 20 plants without a valid MMJ card carries with it a similar sentence. 200 plants or more, and it’s 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine. This is a significant jump from the 7 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine for between 20 and less than 200 plants.

Penalties for hash and concentrates are the same as for marijuana.

Sale of paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor, and can bring a 90 day prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.

Any conviction will result in a driver’s license suspension of up to 6 months.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Hepatitis C
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Crohn’s disease
Parkinson’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease
Nail patella
Cachexia/wasting syndrome
Severe or chronic pain
Severe nausea
Seizures, such as those arising from epilepsy
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Any other condition determined by your doctor and those considering your application to be acceptable for medical marijuana use

Can a Michigan medical marijuana patient grow cannabis plants?

A qualified Michigan medical marijuana patient can grow up to 12 cannabis plants.

How Long Does it take to Get My Michigan MMJ Card?

It takes between 14 and 30 days in order to get a physical copy of your Michigan MMJ card.

Does Michigan offer medical marijuana reciprocity with other states?

Yes, if the state offers reciprocity to Michigan (e.g. Nevada, Rhode Island).

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Michigan. Caregivers must be 21 years old or over.

How much does a Michigan medical marijuana card cost?

It costs $60 for the application fee and Michigan medical marijuana card. Physician's consultation is $100 and is charged separately, and cost is subject to change.

What documents do I need to apply for a Michigan medical marijuana card and physician’s cannabis certificate?

Valid ID from the state of Michigan. Driver’s licence, passport, voter’s registration or state-produced ID card - patients must be a resident of Massachusetts.

Proof of address - bank statement, utility bill, correspondence with a state department, mortgage or rental agreement.

Medical records - progress notes, medication list, medical images.


Patients must register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP)

Will insurance cover my physician’s recommendation in Michigan?

No. As cannabis is federally illegal, insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with physician's medical marijuana recommendations/certificates or application forms.