How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

Marijuana has been legal in Michigan since December 2018, and more and more Michiganders are beginning to understand how cannabis can contribute to a greater quality of life – from natural anxiety and pain management relief, to feeling focused or inspired for the day.

The state of Michigan has created a framework for the legal retail market that includes both medical marijuana provisioning centers as well as adult use stores, also known as recreational retail establishments.

Can I go into a Dispensary without a Medical Card in Michigan?

Anyone 21+ can visit a recreational “dispensary” or retail establishment as they are called in Michigan, to learn more about the different types of cannabis products available, potency, effects, methods of consumption and benefits.

To be eligible for medical marijuana products however, while you can be 18+ you need to have a Michigan Medical Marijuana card. There are a significantly different variety of products and different potency levels authorized in Michigan as physician-recommended herbal remedies than authorized for recreational use. Plus, a MMJ card guarantees access and reduces cost.

Who can Apply for a Medical Card in Michigan?

To apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan, you must be a legal resident and at least 18 years old. How hard is it to get a medical marijuana card in Michigan? Thankfully, it’s remarkably easy to apply online. According to a recent report from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, there are roughly 280,000 registered medical marijuana cardholders across the state.

Interested in applying? It’s an easy 3 steps:

1. Get an appointment with a physician and explain why you would like a card. There are many options available form

2. Get your paperwork together with the physician signature.

3. Apply to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP). You can apply online directly with the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) or get the MMMP application packet by clicking here. However, you will need your recommendation from a physician.

What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?

In order to apply for your MMJ Card in Michigan, you will need to show your signed certificate which provides proof of your condition as well as your identification documents. You should gather together the following:

  • ID
  • Proof of residency
  • A signed certificate (which can be obtained from your Doctor)

How much does it cost to get a Medical Card in Michigan?

The application fee is $40, but remember you will need a doctor’s visit and that could cost anywhere around $100 to about $150.

How Long Does it take to Get a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card?

Usually after you submit your paperwork and application, you’ll receive your card within about 4 weeks. They suggest that you contact the MRA for follow-up if you don’t receive your response within 5 weeks.

What type of Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards in Michigan?

According to Michigan law in 2020, the following debilitating conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card in Michigan:

Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn’s Disease, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Severe or Chronic Pain and any other condition determined by your doctor and those considering your application to be acceptable for medical marijuana use.

How to Purchase Medical Marijuana in Michigan?

Once you have a Michigan medical marijuana certification number, you are ready to visit any of the legal medical marijuana provisioning centers in the state of Michigan. Registered patients can have up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower, or equivalent amounts of other cannabis products.

There are a wide variety of provisioning centers and retail establishments in Michigan. At Highwire Farms, we put people first and ensure all the product we carry is high quality and safe to consume. All our marijuana is grown and processed right here in Michigan. We test all product prior to making it available for online ordering or purchase at our flagship retail store in Adrian.

No matter who you are or where you are on your cannabis journey, you’re welcome at Highwire Farms. We can’t wait to see you.

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