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Find a Zen Leaf location in Michigan and discover local state resources for medical and adult recreational users in the state.

Zen Leaf Michigan

Find a Zen Leaf location in Michigan and discover local state resources for medical and adult recreational users in the state.

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Buchanan

259 East Front Street

Buchanan MI, 49107

269-340-0936

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FAQs for Medical Marihuana Cardholders and Recreational Users in Michigan

Marihuana laws can be confusing and challenging to keep track of because they are so rapidly developing. We’ve answered some of the current most asked questions and concerns regarding marihuana (either medical or recreational) in the state of Michigan to help you on your journey to wellness.

Yes, marihuana is now fully legal in the state. Medical marihuana became legal within the state in 2008, and recreational marihuana followed a decade later, in 2018. As a result, any Michigan resident (21 years or older) can possess and use marihuana on a recreational basis.

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act allowed marihuana dispensaries to begin opening and operating within the state.

To receive a medical marihuana card, Michigan residents will have to take several fees into account. The certifying medical marihuana clinic will charge a certification fee for your initial evaluation (pricing varies from establishment to establishment). In addition, there is a $40 fee payable to the state upon submitting your application. When it comes to renewal, you will need to see your medical marihuana physician again, and submit the renewal application to the state with the $40 fee.

Generally, you can expect your application to be approved or denied within 15 days. Within five days of the approval or denial, your medical marihuana card or denial letter will be issued.

If you submitted your medical marihuana registry ID application more than five weeks ago and have yet to receive a response, you will need to contact the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MMRA) for assistance.

Michigan MMJ cards are valid for 2 years.

If you’re looking to obtain a medical marihuana card without a parent or guardian’s permission, then you must be at least 18 years old. However, qualifying minors can still receive cards; they will need to have a legal guardian register as a caregiver, however.

Searching for a qualified medical marihuana doctor in Michigan? Simply click here to get started.

If you’re renewing your medical marihuana card (which you will need to do every two years), then you should not create a new portal account. Instead, you will use the same account you created to apply for your card in the first place.
As long as the Michigan resident is either a medical marihuana patient or at least 21 years old, they are allowed to cultivate their own marihuana. There is a limit of 12 plants per residence, and they must be grown for personal use, not distribution. These marihuana plants must be kept within a locked and enclosed space, away from the public eye. Marihuana plants should not be easily visible to the outside public.

No, it is never acceptable to use medical marihuana for recreational purposes. Keep in mind that medical marihuana is intended to be used only by qualified patients, and those patients must be under the care of a trained physician.

However, recreational use of marihuana is legal in Michigan, and it has been since 2018. Marihuana can be legally purchased and consumed for recreational purposes.

Qualified patients are allowed to possess a maximum of 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana at any given time. They are also permitted to cultivate up to 12 marihuana plants for personal use. This is the same as with the general public, age 21 and over; however, medical marihuana cardholders can possess additional marihuana products.

If someone is a medical marihuana cardholder, on top of the 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana they are allowed, the individual can also possess 16 ounces of marihuana that’s been infused into a solid product, as well as up to 36 fluid ounces of a liquid cannabinoid product. In addition, they are also permitted to possess up to 15 grams of marihuana concentrate.

In Michigan, individuals 21 years or older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana, as well as a maximum of 12 cultivated plants for personal use.
You can purchase several forms of marihuana products at a Michigan dispensary. This includes flowers and edibles, as well as topicals, concentrates, and extracts.

Compared to many other U.S. states, Michigan has some of the clearest and most specific regulations for testing marihuana products.

For instance, it is required that facilities test for vitamin E oil. This ingredient is FDA approved for topical use, but could be dangerous if used as an inhalant. Unfortunately, vitamin E oil has become a popular ingredient within illegal vape market products.

In general, the Marihuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in Michigan ensures that all inhalable products are safe when used as directed. In addition, each ingredient must be considered an FDA-approved inhalant. To make sure that these rules are continuously upheld, the MRA performs twice-monthly inspections of facilities.

During marihuana product testing, several variables are accounted for in Michigan, including:

Cannabinoid and terpene potency
THC levels
Moisture content
Pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides
Foreign matter
Microbial and mycotoxin screening
Chemical residue
Metals

Marihuana users in Michigan can choose from a wide variety of strains, including different indica, sativa, and hybrid strains.

It is illegal to consume marihuana in a public space or on any property where the manager or owner doesn’t allow marihuana use. However, if a location within a particular municipality is designated for marihuana consumption, use is permitted. For marihuana to be legally consumed in these instances, the area in question must be made unavailable to any individual under 21 years old.

Public consumption of marihuana in Michigan is punishable by a fine, with each instance leading to a higher amount due.

No, it is never acceptable to use medical marihuana for any kind of recreational purpose. If marihuana has been prescribed as a treatment, it should be consumed only by the qualified individual for whom the prescription was written. It is expected that anyone who uses medical marihuana is under the care of a trained physician.

Fortunately, in Michigan, recreational marihuana use is legal for adults over the age of 21.

Whether marihuana was used recreationally or for medical purposes, an individual should never drive after consumption. In some instances, the individual is considered to be driving under the influence. Medical marihuana will not protect you from DUI laws.

In the state of Michigan, a first-time marihuana DUI arrest can lead to a maximum of 93 days in prison or a fine between $100 and $500. However, rather than a fine, some offenders may be ordered to complete 360 hours’ worth of community service.

However, the more strikes an individual receives, the more severe the penalties for a DUI. If the offender experiences three or more arrests within the span of seven years, they will face felony charges, as well as substantial fines and even prison time.

Michigan was one of the earlier states to legalize the medicinal use of marihuana in 2008.This was due to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, which was approved by voters that same year.

Resources for Medical Marihuana Cardholders and Recreational Users in Michigan

In 2018, Michigan legalized the recreational distribution and use of marihuana products, while the use of marihuana for medical purposes has been legal for even longer. Whether you are new to marihuana or are an experienced user, we’re here to provide some essential information to help you learn or refresh your knowledge.

New Michigan Medical Patients

How Do You Obtain a Medical Marihuana Card in Michigan?

If you’re looking to obtain a medical marihuana registry ID card in Michigan, you’ll first need to be diagnosed with a qualifying condition or illness. Within the state, a variety of potential conditions can qualify a patient for their card. This includes (but isn’t limited to) cancer, HIV/AIDS, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), arthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), spinal cord injury, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, if a patient is affected by one of the following debilitating symptoms, they may also qualify for a medical marihuana card in Michigan:

Severe nausea
Severe and chronic pain
Seizures (including those due to epilepsy)
Cachexia (also known as wasting disease)
Severe and persistent muscle spasms

To receive your card in Michigan, a qualifying patient will need to start by obtaining their own medical records. Then, you could either receive a written recommendation directly from your physician, or you can request your records from the doctor’s office.

As soon as you have your written recommendation or records, you’re ready to visit a Michigan medical marihuana clinic. You might be required to submit your records to the clinic in advance in the case of some clinics. A qualified doctor will review your records and perform a thorough exam to determine whether medical marihuana is the appropriate path to take.

Once you receive a written certification, you’ll be able to apply for your medical marihuana card. You can do this through the state’s site, or you can submit a paper application. To submit your application, you will be required to provide proof of Michigan residency, and pay a $60 application fee.

Where Do I Go To Apply for a Medical Marihuana Card in Michigan?

To apply, you can visit the state’s website to submit a digital application. You will need to create an account before being able to fill out and submit your application.

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