The Michigan Marijuana Card Program, also known as the “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act” was approved on November 4th, 2008 by 63% of voters. The law became effective on December 4th, 2008. For a patient to obtain a Michigan Marijuana Card, a patient must have a bona fide physician patient relationship whereby the doctor has created and maintained records of the patients medical condition in agreement with medically accepted guidelines and utilizes this relationship to provide follow-up care. Patients who wish to apply for a Michigan Marijuana Card must be at least 18 years of age and have the proof of a doctor’s recommendation and the medical condition that is being cited as reason for use of medical marijuana. Additionally, the medical marijuana program requires proof of Michigan residency when applying for a marijuana card. This proof may come in the form of driver license, official state ID, or valid voter registration.
Approved for treatment of debilitating medical conditions, defined as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, epilepsy, muscle spasms, and multiple sclerosis
Patients who possess a Michigan State marijuana card are permitted to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to 12 cannabis plants that are keep in an enclosed locked facility. The 12 plants that are being grown may be kept by the patient only if he or she has not specified a primary caregiver to cultivate cannabis on their behalf.