How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

  • STEP 1:


    Schedule an appointment to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with the doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.

    Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.

  • STEP 2:


    After the doctor approves you, you will receive a "Physician Certification Form" for the state of Michigan. Once received, you can register and send your application to the Department of Health for your medical marijuana card and pay the $40 application fee.

  • STEP 3:


    Once you mail send off your completed application (patient app, physician certification, and state fee) the state will send you a new medical marijuana card in the mail in 2-3 weeks. Once your card arrives, you can then begin buying cannabis legally from any dispensary in Michigan.

    In Michigan, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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Still not sure about the process?

Watch this video to learn more about getting a medical marijuana card in Michigan.

About Cannabis in Michigan

Medical marijuana has actually been around in Michigan for a while, but now state voters approved a further bill that allows patients to be seen for a variety of conditions. You can access the official MMMP Bill at the state website.

Qualifying Conditions

  1. Cancer
  2. Glaucoma
  4. Hepatitis C
  5. PTSD
  6. Crohn’s disease
  7. Alzheimer’s
  8. Nail-patella
  9. Any chronic disease or ongoing pain, severe nausea, wasting syndrome, seizures or severe muscle spasms

Apply for the Card

Once you have seen the doctor and have been approved, you can now proceed with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program and start the application process. The following is a list of stuff for your application that you will need:

  1. Your doctor’s medical records that describe the diagnosis.
  2. A signed doctor’s statement from a doctor (given by a doctor), presently licensed in Michigan to practice medicine.
  3. Valid evidence of Michigan residency.
  4. Fill in the form –,4601,7-154-79571_79575—,00.html.
  5. Mail your request and doctor’s statement together with the following papers to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).
  6. Copy of your Photo ID.
  7. A check or cash order in the quantity of the request made payable to the State of Michigan — MMMP (a decreased fee of $25.00 is applicable if you are presently enrolled in Medicaid or getting SSI or SSD (including evidence if you are a Medicaid, SSI or SSD recipient).

Caregiver Information for Michigan

Caregivers must be at least 21 years of age and have never been convicted of a felony involving violence or drugs. There must also be no felony committed by primary caregivers in the last 10 years. In their care, primary caregivers may have up to five (5) patients qualified.

For many, but not all patients, caregivers play a significant role. Patients who are confident that they can obtain or develop their own medicine do not need one. A patient has transmitted the privilege of increasing medical marijuana to the caregiver by designating a caregiver, up to twelve cannabis crops. This also provides the caregiver the privilege of carrying and carrying the patient’s medicine. A caregiver should also carry the patient’s medical marijuana card as well as their own caregiver card while in possession of a patient’s medicine. At any specified moment, a caregiver may be liable for up to five patients.

At the time of their application for MMMP, a patient must designate a caregiver or they will have to reapply for one by completing and sending a patient change form. Minors, under the age of 18, have to assign a caregiver to apply for the Medical Marijuana Program of Michigan. Caregivers and patients create their own provisions as far as allocations and compensation for medicine are concerned. This highlights the significance of linking with your trusted caregiver.

Possession and Cultivation Limits

Cultivation: Proposal 1 allows any adult 21 years of age or older to legally grow up to 12 cannabis crops in their residence, as long as there are no more than 12 plants in total. Medical patients are also permitted to grow their own crops in Michigan.

Under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, the cultivation of up to 12 marijuana crops is also allowed for skilled patients or caregivers. All cannabis crops must be cultivated inside closed, secured and enclosed installations that are not noticeable to the public, whether they grow medically or recreationally.

Possession / Use Limits: Any adult over 21 years of age may possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis, including up to fifteen (15) grams of cannabis concentrate, and may store up to ten (10) ounces of cannabis in a private residence in a locked-in and safe place.

A qualifying person who has been given and has a registry identification card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution or punishment in any way, provided that the qualifying person has a cannabis content not exceeding 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana (up to 16 ounces if mixed with a strong product or up to 36 ounces of liquid) or twelve (12) crops held in a strong product.

The arrest privilege under this subsection applies only if the qualifying person presents both a registry identification card and a valid driver’s license or government-issued identification card bearing the qualifying patient’s photographic image.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step to getting a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

The first step is to obtain a Medical Marijuana Program Certification from a licensed MI physician that is registered with the state of Michigan to treat patients for medical cannabis. The physician must be registered with the Michigan State Medical Marijuana Program that is under the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affair’s (LARA).

How can I find a registered physician in Michigan?

We provide the physicians for you! The most difficult part of the process has always been finding a registered physician who prescribes for medical cannabis, but now we make that much easier by allowing you not only access to physicians, but you can meet with them online via video chat and get approved then and there.

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Program, and we provide that for you.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes! Michigan now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

How do I prove MI residency?

1) A valid government-issued ID Card that states your name a Michigan address (like a driver’s license or MI ID Card) 2) A copy of a current utility bill from the past two months that shows your current address 3) A copy of a current government document(incoming mail) from the past two months that shows your current address 4) A copy of a current lease or residential document showing that you live at your current address

What ID do I need?

Any valid government-issued ID showing a MI address.

What are the qualifying conditions?

Any condition qualifies. There are a broad range of symptoms which qualify that the doctor will approve. Ultimately, any chronic or debilitating medical condition will be approved. Some of them most generally fall under the following categories: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Migraines, Issues Sleeping, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Opiate Addiction

What do I do after I am approved by the physician?

Once you are approved and receive your medical marijuana certification, you will need to simply complete the state application. Mail this application and physician statement to the MDCH with a copy of your ID, and a check for your state application fee.

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed MI practitioner registered with the DOH, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

How do I submit an application after I am approved by the doctor to get a medical marijuana card?

You can submit applications online or through the mail by filling out the proper state forms. Only patients that register and apply online will receive a determination email. Once you have received your approval via email, it can act as a temporary card. You can simply go to the dispensary of your choice and they will assist you in applying. You can call them before you arrive to see exactly what to bring.

Where are the dispensaries in Michigan? Is there a dispensary near me?

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of Michigan dispensaries here.

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from MI dispensaries?

All kinds! If you get your MI cannabis card, you get access to: Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Ingestables, Dry Flower, and more…

What all do I need to purchase cannabis from a MI dispensary?

You will need your 1-year certification from the doctor and your Michigan medical marijuana card.

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Fill out the information above we can get you approved in no time!

Places to Visit in Michigan After Enjoying Your Medicine

Michigan is located in the U.S. region of the Great Lakes and is also known as The Great Lake(s) State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State and Water (Winter) Wonderland. Michigan provides its visitors a lot and you can admire some amazing nature. Whether you’re searching for excellent landscapes, beaches, fantastic food, excellent family events or graceful historic architecture, Michigan ticks all the boxes for discerning holidaymakers.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is an idyllic island holiday destination where time has stopped and motor cars are not allowed. You can explore 70 miles of walking, hiking, or biking paths here, or attempt a range of water sports on Lake Huron’s calm waters. Equestrians have 40 miles of bridle trails and mounts from Jack’s Livery Stables or the Grand Hotel Stable are accessible.

Popular activities include exploring the lovely coastline on a Great Turtle Kayak Tour, seeing the island’s highlights on a Mackinac Island Carriage Tour, and visiting historic downtown Mackinac where several historic structures are accessible to the public. Mackinac Island is one of Michigan’s best spots to visit.


Come and enjoy the distinctly Dutch atmosphere and flavors of Holland, Michigan, where you can tip-toe through the tulips in spring or see a working Dutch windmill on a city walking tour. There are several beaches where you can merely relax on the shores of Lake Michigan or enjoy sailing, kayaking or paddle boating–several outfitters offer rental facilities. Holland is one of Michigan’s top romantic holiday spots. You can visit the Holland Museum or the Kruizenza Art Museum if you enjoy art and history, and the Holland Chorale and the Holland Symphony Orchestra can be attended by music lovers. Children will appreciate a visit to the Behm Blueberry Farm’s Critter Barn petting zoo or blueberry picking.


Lansing is an optimal central Michigan getaway destination with a wide range of attractions for all ages. You can begin your trip by visiting the downtown Michigan State Capitol Building before exploring the intriguing Impression 5 Science Center, the Michigan Historical Museum, and the R.E. Olds Museum of Transportation. Art lovers will enjoy the Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Museum for Contemporary Art and the Performing Arts Wharton Center. You can go for a steamboat trip or stroll around Cooley Gardens or the Botanical Garden of W J Beal. Save time on a Makers and Shakers Tour to explore over a dozen wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Data last updated 07/20/2020

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