Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Michigan and get approved or your money back!

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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 minutes 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.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

If you are approved by a Veriheal physician in Michigan, you will receive a recommendation letter. You can then use this to apply to the state.

Once you receive this letter, you can register and send your application to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) for your medical marijuana card and pay the $40 application fee. You can download the letter and upload it to your online application or print it and include it with your paper application.

3GET APPROVED

Once you complete your application (with the recommendation letter from the physician and a payment for the state fee), the state will send you a new medical marijuana card in the mail in 2-3 weeks. When your card arrives, you can then begin buying marijuana 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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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical marijuana by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Michigan and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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About Cannabis in Michigan

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) wasted no time getting patients the relief they needed once the state legalized prescribed cannabis in 2008 of the ‘Michigan Medical Marihuana Act’. Then in 2019, the Great Lake State legalized the recreational use of cannabis, with retail sales beginning in December of that year. Since then, there’s been a multiple million dollar difference in state finances.

A July 2020 Lansing City Pulse news report detailed that “state records show that recreational marijuana sales climbed more than eightfold since December and have rested at more than $10 million weekly since last month.” Additionally, Michigan medical cannabis sales also “skyrocketed,” according to the news report, adding that prescribed products “landed just under $10 million from June 8 to 14.”

Similar to other states, Michigan is seeing the benefits of medical and recreational marijuana legalization for adult use.  There has been an immediate financial gain from sales, giving even more states the idea to expand their statewide marijuana programs beyond just medical use. 

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Registration in Michigan

According to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Michigan has more than a dozen conditions that qualify residents for a medical marijuana card. The list includes the following debilitating conditions: 

Michigan also considers “chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following”:

Process to Apply for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

Along with having one or more of the qualifying conditions, a patient applying for a Michigan medical marijuana card must also prove their residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card.

Once you have seen the Veriheal provided doctor and have been approved, you can begin the application to register for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) with the  Marijuana Regulatory Agency

You’ll create an online account and while filling out the application form, you will need to verify your address and submit proof of Michigan residency. Acceptable forms for proof of residency include a state driver’s license number or personal identification (PID), or a signed Michigan voter registration. If using your voter registration, then you’ll also need to provide an additional valid government-issued document with your name and birthdate. 

You will also need to provide the Michigan physician license number, your physician certification, and pay the $60 fee for the state application,which must be renewed annually at the same cost. If a patient has Medicaid or receives SSI, they are eligible for a reduced card cost of $25 annually.

Caregiver Information for Michigan

A primary caregiver, like the patient, must first prove Michigan residency before applying for a card. Michigan accepts either a current driver’s license or state identification card as adequate proof. Expired forms of identification are not accepted. Additionally, the caregiver must be added to the patient’s registration to be considered. 

Lastly, a primary caregiver must be at least 21-years-old and not have a felony conviction to be able to assist a patient in the medical cannabis program. The cost for a caregiver card is $40, recently reduced from $60 in 2019. Caregivers are not required to pay for a criminal background check.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Michigan

In Michigan, the state allows any adult to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana on their person, with up to 15 grams of it being marijuana concentrate. Additionally, a resident is allowed to possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis for medical use at their residence but any amount over 2.5 ounces must be kept in a container until use. “Possession of more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to 5.0 ounces of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a maximum fine of $500 and forfeiture of the marijuana for a first offense,” according to the state. Furthermore, the state of Michigan mandates that “an adult may transfer up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana to another adult as long as there is no remuneration and the transfer is not advertised or promoted to the public.” 

Michigan now allows citizens to grow marijuana even if they are not medical marijuana cardholders. Adults 21-years-old or older may now legally grow up to 12 plants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Michigan resident to become a medical marijuana patient in the state?

To become a patient in Michigan you’ll need a current state driver’s license or state issued personal identification card. Additionally, You can also use a signed voter registration if you also submit a government-issued document that includes your name and date of birth for verification.

First, Veriheal can provide you with access to see a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Michigan who can certify you for the state cannabis program. Once you are approved, you will receive a recommendation letter from the physician, and you can begin to fill out the application for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP).

If you are not approved, your consultation is free but our Veriheal network of highly qualified physicians have a high approval rate.

The initial consultation with the registered physician takes 10 – 15 minutes. However, from that first appointment to being approved and filling out your state medical marijuana application and being able to purchase medicine at a local dispensary can take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks.

It’s only possible to get approved for medical cannabis by a certified Michigan doctor who is registered with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP).

Yes. Michigan allows patients and non-patients who are 21-years-old or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis for medical use away from home or up to 10 ounces at home.

For $199 your medical evaluation with a licensed Michigan practitioner is covered as well as an authorized certification for medical cannabis. For $379, Veriheal will assist in certifying you and a family member or friend.

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

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

Places to Visit in Michigan After Enjoying Your Medicine

From historic lighthouses and cider mills to modern-day racetracks and water parks, Michigan has something for everyone young and old. The Great Lake State, home to Mackinac Island, offers visitors and locals alike a chance to ferry to some isle fun. Also home to Henry Ford, attractions reflect The Motor City history of Detroit. Visitors can step back in time in the town that still serves 1830’s fare. Detroit itself is an exciting place to visit, hosting the Michigan Science Center, Macomb Mall, and The Belt, the former downtown garment district now decked out with public art and cool cafes. So before taking a trip to the dispensary to pick up cannabis, plan ahead and stop anywhere below along the way.

Michigan Water Falls

Cascades of water rushing down layers of rocks are found all over the Great Lake State. Some of the most notable waterfalls include Bond, Tahquamenon, and Ocqueoc Falls. The state even hosts waterfall tours, with some scenic routes offering nine sites on an afternoon outing. Planetware, a top tourist news site, details the best seasons to venture to Michigan's rapids, saying while “spring is one of the best times to explore Michigan, waterfalls when the snowmelt from the mountains enhances the volume of water," fall is also ideal. The website adds that “the color on the forest trees creates a dynamic backdrop to the flowing water.”

Detroit

U.S. News & World Report details how Detroit is where it is for sports fans, foodies, historians, and architecture buffs. There is Comerica Park for sports fans; foodies have the Eastern Market; historians love them some Motown Museum; and architecture buffs have the Guardian Building. With so much to do in Detroit, it’s wise to block out both the a.m. and p.m. for some memorable occasions.

Isle Royale National Park

This 432-square-mile island near Lake Superior’s Canadian front is made up of lakes, streams, and dense forests and all types of wildlife. Flying or boating onto the island, locals and visitors alike watch falcons and ospreys fly near while looking down on the many moose, foxes, and wolves around. Hiking, backpacking, and camping are allowable on the island, giving patrons a real feel for island life.

Data Last Updated 04/13/2021

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