How to get a
medical marijuana card?
How to get a
Michigan residents have it relatively easy compared to other states in terms of applying for medical marijuana.
HERE ARE THE STEPS
STEP 1 – Download the official application and meet with a doctor
The first step in applying for a medical marijuana card in the state of Michigan is to download and print the official MMMP Application Packet.
Once you have the application, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a currently licensed/practicing doctor in the state of Michigan to see whether or not you have a condition that qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana (see list of qualifying conditions below). Once you have the application, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a currently licensed/practicing doctor in the state of Michigan to see whether or not you have a condition that qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana (see list of qualifying conditions below).
On the last page of the application is the Physician Recommendation Form, which will need to be filled out and signed by the recommending doctor and submitted along with the other documents in the application packet.
Also, it is important to understand that the state of Michigan does not supply a list of marijuana-recommending physicians. You will need to take initiative and get in touch with a physician’s office to see if a cannabis recommendation is a possibility (feel free to get in touch with us for recommendations on where you can go).
Also, beware that many offices will charge a consultation fee that is additional to the state’s application fee.
STEP 2 – Complete the application packet and gather supplemental documents
After you have visited your doctor and he/she has filled out the Physician Recommendation Form documenting that you have a medical marijuana-qualifying condition, you will need to proceed with filling out the rest of the Application Packet.
Please note that in order to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan, you MUST be a resident of the state. You will need to provide proof of residency in one of the following ways:
• A valid Michigan driver’s license, OR
• A personal ID card from the state of MI, OR
• A signed MI voter registration card
A clear and legible copy of one of the above forms MUST be mailed in with the application packet to be considered for approval. Also, be aware that a copy of a voter registration card without a signature is not valid – if you submit your proof of residency via voter registration, you will need to include additional proof of identity via a government-issued document that includes your name and birth date (if you have any questions about which type of documents qualify, call 517-284-6400 or e-mail BHP-MMMPINFO@michigan.gov).
In addition to the proof of residency, all completed applications must include:
• A $40 patient application fee (in the form of a check or money order made out to State of Michigan – MMMP)
*Please beaware that the application process for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card is different if you are under the age of 18. To apply for medical marijuana in Michigan as a minor, please refer to this form.
Also, if you need to have your official caregiver submit your application on your behalf, be advised that the process is somewhat different (refer to the state’s Frequently Asked Question page on caregiver registry.).
STEP 3 – Submit the application packet and wait for approval
Once you have your payment and all of your documents completed and in order, you are then ready to mail the Application Packet to the MMMP program for review. Submit all documents (including application packet, physician recommendation form, payment, and proof of residency) to the following address:
Michigan Medical marijuana Program
PO Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
If the application was submitted completely and in order, Michigan is actually required by law to notify you within 15 business days whether it was accepted or rejected. (If you submitted your application more than 5 weeks ago and have not received your registry ID card, you can inquire by calling 517-284-6400 and selecting option #4).