Medical marijuana identification cards issued by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program must be renewed within 90 days before expiration. Patients can complete Michigan medical marijuana card renewal online or submit paper applications for renewal by mail. However, only patients without caregivers can renew their medical marijuana online.
Adult cannabis patients in Michigan can follow these steps to renew their expired medical marijuana cards via mail:
An applicant must gather the required documents, enclose them in an envelope with the application fee and send it to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program via mail. Patients with designated caregivers must also include a copy of their caregivers’ valid government-issued IDs.
The application process for renewing medical marijuana cards for patients under the age of 18 is different. Minors can only renew their medical marijuana cards by mail their applications for renewal. Such a patient must include the following in their renewal application:
The completed application form and required documents should be packaged in an envelope and mailed to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program.
A cannabis patient who does not have a caregiver, or is planning to remove a caregiver upon renewal of their medical card, can apply to renew their Michigan medical marijuana card online. They must obtain a medical marijuana certification from an active Michigan physician within six months of their renewal application.
Qualified patients should follow these steps to complete their Michigan medical marijuana card renewal online:
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program reviews medical marijuana renewal applications within 15 days and then emails patients to inform them of approval or denial of their applications. Patients can also view the status of their applications on the Accela Citizens Access Portal.
Medical marijuana patients in Michigan must renew their medical marijuana cards every two years.
A registered cannabis patient in Michigan must get a certification from a licensed physician six months before completing their medical marijuana card renewal application. While adult patients need one certification from a qualified physician, minors need two physicians to issue two separate medical marijuana certifications.
The following medical professionals can issue medical marijuana certifications to qualifying cannabis patients in Michigan:
Michigan medical marijuana renewal fee is $40. However, applicants may incur some additional costs, like consulting fees, when seeking certifications. Patients submitting paper applications would also pay mailing costs.
The Medical Marijuana Program office does not accept in-person applications for medical cannabis card renewal. It only receives such applications by mail at:
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
P.O. Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program authorizes medical marijuana dispensaries in the state to decide whether to accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Hence, a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Michigan may permit medical marijuana cardholders from another state to purchase medical marijuana at the discretion of the medical dispensary. However, such patients must provide valid government-issued photo ID cards and valid medical marijuana cards issued in their states of residence.