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 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.