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MI Marijuana Qualification

Updated on April 30, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

What Ailments Qualify For Medical Cannabis in Michigan

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:

How to Become A Medical Marijuana Patient in Michigan

  1. Must be a resident of Michigan with a valid Michigan Drivers License, Personal Identification Card or Copy of Michigan Voter Registration as proof of residency. If submitting Voter Registration, you must also submit any government-issued document, including Name and Date of Birth, as proof of identity.
  2. Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing their diagnosis and bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment — *Learn how to request your medical records
  3. Patients must obtain an authenticated, written certification from a physician licensed in the state of Michigan, with whom you maintain a bona fide relationship stating that you might benefit from the medical use of marijuana — *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Michigan
  4. Register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program to obtain a medical marijuana card.
  5. Pay $60.00 Application Fee. Designated Caregivers are an additional $25.00.
  6. As of February 1, 2018 the MMMP has released revised applications and forms available through All Applicants, Registered Patients & Registered caregivers must use these revised forms. Failure to use the revised forms after February 1, 2018 will result in rejection and subsequent denial of application.

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Michigan

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.

Medical Marijuana Access in Michigan

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 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.

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