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Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 04/27/2010 in Medical Marijuana Laws

How do I get medical marijuana in Michigan? Is cannabis, marijuana, pot or weed legal in Michigan? Is there a difference between a marijuana recommendation and a marijuana prescription? How do you locate quality medical marijuana michigan doctors?

With different rules for each medical marijuana state, it can be difficult to find the answers to these questions. So we’ve compiled this Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet to make it a little easier to obtain the medicine you need.


State Measure:

Proposal 1, aka the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA)

Date Passed:

November 4, 2008

Defenses Provided:

Michigan’s medical marijuana law provides exemption from prosecution if you are in lawful possession of a registry identification card (aka marijuana card). There is an affirmative defense if you are not registered but meet certain conditions.

Medical Marijuana Uses:

Under Michigan medical marijuana law, medical cannabis may be used if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

Severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, severe and persistent muscle spasms including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis, seizures including those characteristic of epilepsy, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, or nail patella, and cachexia or wasting syndrome.

Documentation Needed:

In order to qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan, you must obtain a valid, written documentation from your physician stating that you have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition and that you are “likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marihuana.” You must also fill out this application and register with the state’s medical marijuana card program.

Marijuana Card Program:

To become a medical marijuana patient in Michigan, you must register with the Michigan Department of Community Health to receive a registry identification card (aka medical marijuana card).

Cannabis Possession and Growing Limits:

Medical cannabis patients in Michigan may possess up to 2.5 usable ounces and 12 plants. You may grow your own supply of medicine OR purchase it from a state licensed producer.

Caregiver Provisions:

Medical Marijuana patients in Michigan may designate a caregiver to possess, transport and grow cannabis on the patient’s behalf. There may only be one caregiver per patient.

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