Michigan Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Michigan Medical Marihuana Program

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Professional Licensing

PO Box 30083

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-284-6400

Email: [email protected]

Website: Michigan Medical Marihuana Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“This is not addressed in the MMMA, therefore; the MMP is not authorized to provide information regarding this issue… The MMMA provides for a system of designated caregivers… The MMP is not authorized to associate patients and caregivers nor release the names of registered caregivers,” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Michigan Patient Registry fee is $60 for new and renewal applications. The Michigan Marihuana Registry is mandatory, and does accept other state’s registry cards.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: Information

Proposal 1 — “The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act” — was approved in November 2008, effectively removing all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients possessing the medical recommendation from their physician, stating that he or she may benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

House Bill 4851, signed April 2013, requires a “bona fide physician-patient relationship”, mandating that physicians “maintains records of the patient’s condition in accord with medically accepted standards” and “provide follow-up care”, in addition to protecting the patient from arrest with a registry identification card and valid photo ID.

“State of Michigan vs. McQueen”, a Michigan Supreme Court ruling in February 2013, declaring dispensaries are illegal.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in Michigan diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Michigan Medical Marihuana law:

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, or nail patella;

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

severe and chronic pain

Severe nausea

Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or

Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

and, any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act states that qualified Michigan medical marijuana patients may legally possess up to two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable medical marijuana; and twelve plants, which must be kept in an enclosed, locked facility — a caregiver is appointed.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

Michigan marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.

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