FAQ - Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

Can I get a Michigan medical marijuana card online?

Yes, you can get a medical marijuana card online if you are diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana in Michigan. Consultations with the certifying health care providers are conducted via telehealth appointments and the application with the state is also done online.

How soon will I receive an answer after paying for the consultation appointment?

Your medical provider will give you their advice and recommendations during your consultation.

How can I pay for an appointment for a medical marijuana card?

You can pay for your appointment using major Credit Cards. All fees associated with Michigan Cannabis Certification will be reflected as charges from Booking and Information Portal, LLC on your billing statement.

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card decision in Michigan?

Once approved by the state-licensed certifying health care provider, your physician certifies your use of medical marijuana within 24 hours of your appointment via the online portal or by uploading the physician-completed Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) certification form.

MMMP is required by law to issue the decision within 15 business days of the date the application is received by the MMMP. Upon approval, the official MMMP registry card arrives via USPS to your home address, typically within 7-14 business days.

What is the total cost to get a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

The cost of the appointment with the medical professional is your total cost to be certified to obtain medical cannabis in Michigan. The state of Michigan charges a $40 fee, payable when you file the application with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program.

What is the refund policy? How does money back work?

If you do not receive approval for medical cannabis following your meeting with a medical provider, you can receive a full refund for your certification appointment. We cannot provide a refund for your certification appointment if your application for medical cannabis is denied by the state or if you are ineligible to apply as a medical patient. Our refund policy only applies to the provider's approval process.

All refunds are issued back to the original payment methods. While the refunds are submitted right away, some banks and credit cards may take 5-10 business days to show the transaction.

Do you guarantee a positive decision on the issuance of a medical marijuana card?

The decision of a certifying health care provider is based on the medical condition of the patient. While we cannot guarantee that you will get approved, we guarantee the refund of the money if you meet the qualifications but the appointment does not result in an approval.

Can I renew my Michigan medical card with you if I was seen by a different doctor last year?

Yes, renewing your medical card can be done by any health care provider licensed by the state of Michigan to certify cannabis patients.

Why get a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

In Michigan, having a medical marijuana card enables you to legally buy and consume medical-grade cannabis products. There are various reasons to get medical-grade cannabis versus the recreationally-accessible “adult-use” cannabis, but the the most important distinction in Michigan is the TAX:

  • Medical cannabis users in MI pay the standard sales tax of 6%, while adult-use purchase is subject to an additional 10% “recreational” excise tax (for a total of 16%). With an average medical cannabis user spending $300 or more per month on marijuana, the MMMP card can help you save over $720 in taxes over the course of the 2-year card term.

What are the qualifying conditions in Michigan?

In order to qualify for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, the patient must have one of the following debilitating medical conditions:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Nail Patella
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following: Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome, Severe and Chronic Pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures, Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Or other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a certified physician

Can I still apply for a medical marijuana card in Michigan if I don’t have a qualifying condition?

Under the current laws, residents can apply for the inclusion in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program only if their certifying physician recommends cannabis in writing for a qualifying debilitating condition.

How long is a medical cannabis card in Michigan good for?

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program patient registry card is valid for 2 years. You can renew your medical card up to 90 days before the expiration date, by getting recertified by a state-registered medical practitioner.

How do I cancel my Michigan medical marijuana program card

If you do not want to maintain your MMMP card, you can easily withdraw from the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program online.

Can I use my Michigan medical marijuana card in other states?

Fourteen states and territories offer some forms of medical marijuana card reciprocity or allow patients from Michigan to obtain a temporary out-of-state card while visiting:

  • Arkansas
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington D.C.

The following states offer legalized adult (recreational) use of cannabis:

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Delaware

  • Illinois

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • New York

  • Oregon

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Washington D.C.

Note: According to the Federal law, possession of cannabis is illegal, and so is traveling with it across the state lines.

Will health insurance cover the cost of my Michigan medical marijuana card?

No. Since cannabis is considered a Schedule I substance, it is illegal at the federal level. This fact bars cannabis from coverage by health insurance. \ \ Note: Once medical cannabis is rescheduled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule III or higher, then it may be officially included in the health insurer’s drug formulary list and/or paid for using Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Unit then health insurance doesn't cover cannabis.

Can I get a medical cannabis card in Michigan without a state ID?

No, in order for the certifying medical practitioner to approve the application for medical cannabis, every patient must provide proof of residency in Michigan, by showing their state-issued ID. A copy of your State ID must be also submitted to the state, along with your application.