Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is medical cannabis legal in Michigan?

    Yes, Michigan legalized medical cannabis for qualifying patients back in 2008.

  • Do I qualify for the medical marijuana program?

    To qualify for Michigan’s medical marijuana program, you have to be at least 18 years old, be an in-state resident, and have at least one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions. 

     

    If you’re under 18 and have a qualifying condition, you’re able to receive your card if you have a caregiver sign on your behalf. Caregivers must be at least 21 years old.

  • What are the qualifying medical conditions?

    The conditions that qualify you for medical cannabis in Michigan are:

     

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV positive
    • AIDS
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Nail patella
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Colitis
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Tourette’s disease
    • Autism
    • Chronic pain
    • Cerebral palsy
    • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following:
      • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
      • Severe and chronic pain
      • Severe nausea
      • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristics of epilepsy
      • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of multiple sclerosis

  • Who can certify my medical marijuana use?

    Only MDs (Medical Doctors) or DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery) who are licensed to practice in Michigan are able to certify you for a medical marijuana card. You also must have a well-established relationship with this doctor.

  • How do I register for the medical marijuana program?

    To register for the medical marijuana program in Michigan, you must first make an appointment with your physician (as long as they are an MD or DO). To qualify, you have to have a bonafide relationship with this doctor, meaning a traceable medical history and evaluations for the medical condition you qualify for. 

     

    If you’re eligible, your doctor will provide a physician’s recommendation. Then, you will submit an application from the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program and attach your recommendation and proof of MI residency. 

  • How much is the application fee?

    The application fee to get your MMJ card in Michigan is just $40.

  • How can a patient withdraw from the program?

    You can withdraw from the medical program either through the mail or online. If you choose to withdraw through the mail, you must print and fill out a withdrawal form, which you can find on the program’s website

    If you withdraw online, you will go to the program’s website, set up an account if you haven’t already, and the instructions will be waiting for you digitally.

  • How long is an MMJ card valid for in Michigan?

    Michigan medical marijuana cards are valid for two years. 

  • How long does it take to get a medical card?

    It will take up to 20 business days to get your medical card sent to you in the mail from the time you submit your application.

  • Should I keep a copy of the documents I send in for my application?

    Yes, keeping copies of these documents is highly recommended.