In the Fall of 2008, Michigan voters passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) which opened the door for patients to finally seek legal relief with fear of persecution. The new Michigan medical marijuana regulations allow state approved patients to produce up to 12 plants and possess up to 2.5 oz of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
So how do you go about getting your legal Michigan medical marijuana registry ID card?
It’s really fairly simple if you just follow these steps:
The first step is obtaining a medical recommendation from a certified Michigan doctor. You will need to to be diagnosed with one of the state approved medical conditions treatable with marijuana. Once your doctor agrees to your recommendation, you will need to have them complete the “Physicians Certification” form stating which conditions qualify you for the use of medical marijuana. This information can be found in SECTION D – CERTIFYING PHYSICIAN INFORMATION of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Packet.
Second, you will need to complete the “Registry Application” form with all of your current accurate information. Be sure to completely fill out the application with truthful info. Any mistakes on this form could cause your entire application to be discarded hemp oil cbd cancer. This information needs to be entered into SECTION A – APPLICANT/PATIENT information of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Packet
Third, you will need to write a check in the amount of $100 payable to “State of Michigan – MMMP”. If you are enrolled in Medicare, this amount is reduced to $25.
This step is only required if you will be designating a primary caregiver at the time of application. You will need to consider whether you want to designate an individual as your primary caregiver making them solely responsible for supplying you with marijuana or if you will be growing your own marijuana. If designating a primary caregiver see SECTION B – PRIMARY CAREGIVER. If growing your own medical marijuana see SECTION C – PERSON ALLOWED TO POSSESS PATIENT’S MARIJUANA PLANTS.
The next step is signing and dating the application at the bottom which basically authorizes the Michigan Department of Community Health to release your name and birth date to law enforcement only if the officer has provided the MDCH with your unique valid registration number. This information is entered into SECTION E – ATTESTATION, SIGNATURE AND DATE.
The final step will be gathering all documents together in one envelope along with the application fee. Be sure to make photocopies of everything before sending. and mailing it to:
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Medical Marijuana Registry
P.O. Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
The Michigan Department of Community Health will review your application within 15 days of receipt by the office. You will receive a notice either approving or denying your Michigan Medical Marijuana application. If the state determines that your application was incomplete, you will then receive a certified letter from the state of Michigan confirming your denial. You have 1 year to correct application errors and reapply without having to pay any additional fees.
If the Michigan Department of Community Health approves your application, the office will process your request in the order in which it was received. Once processed, the patient and caregiver will be sent an official Michigan Medical Marijuana Registry ID Card.
That’s really all there is to it! If you have successfully completed all the necessary paperwork and have a qualifying medical condition, then you should have no trouble getting your official Michigan Medical Marijuana Registry ID Card. All that’s left is to find your source…