A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Michigan

Getting your Michigan medical marijuana card is a fairly straightforward process that is more than worth it for some all-natural, soothing relief. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into the Michigan MMJ card process, who qualifies, and how you apply. Below, we’ve broken down the process into just four simple steps:

  1. Meet with a qualified physician
  2. Receive a patient recommendation and fill out an application
  3. Collect necessary documents, pay the fees, and submit
  4. Get your card in the mail
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How to Get Your Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

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Who Can Get a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card?

To obtain a valid medical card in Michigan, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Have at least one qualifying medical condition 

In Michigan, minors are able to receive their medical cards if they have a qualifying condition and have a caregiver sign on their behalf.

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Michigan?

The qualifying conditions for a Michigan medical marijuana card 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

How-To Steps for Getting a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

1. Meet With a Qualified Physician 

In the Great Lakes State, to get your MMJ card, you must meet with a licensed physician whom you have a well-established relationship with. This physician will then give you a proper evaluation to see if you qualify for the medical marijuana program. 

2. Receive a Patient Recommendation and Fill Out an Application

If your doctor believes you qualify for medical cannabis, they will write you a patient recommendation that certifies that. Once you have this, you will go to Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s website and begin filling out an application for your medical card.

3. Collect the Necessary Documents, Pay the Fees, and Submit

To apply, you will need to submit a copy of your physician’s recommendation as well as proof of residency and identification. Finally, you will be asked to pay a $40 fee and that’s that! It’s time to submit your application and wait for approval. 

4. Get Your Card!

Once you find out if you’ve been approved, your card will then be mailed to you within just one to two weeks. Michigan makes it that easy to finally enjoy your medicinal cannabis.