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Updated on May 1, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Under Michigan medical marijuana law, medical marijuana patients must register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) to obtain a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card, also referred to as medical marijuana card, cannabis card or medical pot card. The MMMP contends that only a person with a qualifying debilitating medical condition who has obtained a valid MMMP registry card is exempt from criminal laws of the state for engaging in the medical use of marijuana. Registration is mandatory.

You may register, renew or make changes to your registry card online.  You must:

  • Be a patient without a caregiver (or remove caregiver upon renewing)
  • Create a secure online account
  • Have an in-person medical evaluation from an active Michigan physician before your application is approved

Instructions and the online portal are available on our website at

If you are a patient with a caregiver or choose to designate one, you must submit a paper application.

Out-of-state registry cards are accepted in Michigan:

“Cards from other states are recognized. However, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program does not have any control over enforcement of that section of the statute.”

Primary Benefits of the Michigan Marijuana Card

A Michigan marijuana card will enable you to enjoy the full benefits of medical marijuana while being protected by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). With your marijuana ID card, you can enjoy better prices at dispensaries and possess a specified amount of medicine at any given time. At, we’re fully committed to helping you register for your card so you can start enjoying the following benefits.

  • Access to the Best Marijuana Dispensaries — When you’re registered under the MMA, you’ll be able to walk into any authorized dispensary and purchase the best types of marijuana. With your card, you’ll have access to medical cannabis providers who have years of experience in helping patients benefit from medical marijuana. Since your registration card protects their practice as well, they’ll be glad to offer you excellent service and the best strains of marijuana at great prices.
  • Complete Legal Protection — As long as you’re qualified under the MMA to use marijuana, you and your caregiver are protected by the law, too. This means you can’t be penalized, arrested or denied any right or privilege covered by this state law when you’re carrying a permissible amount of marijuana. The MMA allows you to hold 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana at any point in time. You’ll also be protected from employer harassment, provided you use your marijuana as prescribed by your physician.
  • Opportunity to Grow Your Plants — Michigan is one of the states that allows you and your caregiver to grow your own cannabis plants. The law allows you to grow a maximum of 12 plants in a locked room. This will give you an opportunity to nurture superior-quality strains of marijuana. You can also use this privilege to save a lot of money, especially when you need regular medical cannabis therapy.
  • Access to Regular Dosage for Treatment — Obtaining the Michigan marijuana card will enable you to receive the dosage you’ve been prescribed to treat any debilitating medical condition, like glaucoma, cancer, hepatitis, lateral sclerosis and nail patella. You’ll be able to use marijuana anytime you need it, with peace of mind. Your card will also make it easy for you to carry your marijuana medication and other forms of this herb, like edibles and tinctures, without fear.

How to Connect With a Trusted Doctor for Your Marijuana Card

It’s now quite easy for Michigan residents to get trusted physicians to assist them with the registration process. From our website, you can gain instant access to our network of tested and proven physicians. Each doctor is committed to helping you complete your medical marijuana application process in a very short time.

Simply go to our Michigan Marijuana Doctors page and you can search for doctors with practices near you. You’ll also have a chance to view their profiles and get all the details you need about their terms and conditions of service before you request an appointment.

Get Step-by-Step Help When You Need Medical Marijuana is fully equipped to help any qualified Michigan residents get a marijuana ID card without hassle. We don’t only connect you to a certified marijuana doctor, we also disclose the regulations and steps you need to follow to obtain your card. We also give you details on how to put your medical records together and meet all the pre-visit requirements to help your physician prepare your statement quickly.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

  1. Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis – *Learn how to request your medical records
  2. Patients need a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Michigan – *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Michigan
  3. Patients must be a Michigan resident, with a valid proof of residency.
  4. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
    • 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
    • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tourette’s Syndrome, Arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
    • and, any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule.
  5. Patients are required to register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP). Registration is mandatory.
  6. The patient registry application fee is $60 – for both new and renewal applications.
  7. Fill out the appropriate application:
    Have a Michigan Licensed MD or DO complete and sign the Physician Certification form, which is included in the application form above.

  8. Mail the application and Physician Certification to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) along with the following documents:
    • Copy of Patient’s Photo Identification
    • Copy of Patient’s Photo Identification
    • Caregiver Attestation (if applicable; included in the application form)
    • Copy of Caregiver’s Photo Identification (if applicable)
  9. Submit application to:
    Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
    Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    Bureau of Professional Licensing
    PO Box 30083
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Phone: 517-284-6400
    WebsiteMichigan Medical Marijuana Program
    * Your application will be approved or denied within 15 days of receipt by the MDCH. Please remember to retain a copy of your application for your files.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Application Forms and Instructions

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