Updated on April 30, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
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, as per “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act” — Proposal 1:
Proposal 1, “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act”, was approved by voters on November 04, 2008 (effective December 04, 2008) removed 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 on April 01, 2013, amended the law, enforcing a “bona fide physician-patient relationship”.
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled medical marijuana dispensaries illegal, in “The State of Michigan vs. McQueen”, on February 08, 2013. Michigan medical marijuana patients may cultivate and grow their own marijuana, or they may appoint a cannabis caregiver — who may care for no more than five patients.
How to Become A Medical Marijuana Patient in Michigan
You can buy medical marijuana or marijuana-infused substances for medical use at a licensed provisioning center with a Michigan marijuana card. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has information, including a map of licensed facilities and list of those that provide home delivery, on its website.
If you would like to learn more about the issue of medical cannabis in Michigan, such as how to qualify for a medical marijuana card in the state, check back with MarijuanaDoctors.com. We’ll keep you updated as developments warrant. Not only do we strive to be your go-to source regarding medical cannabis, we also want you to be as well informed as possible.