In Michigan, qualifying medical cannabis patients seeking to obtain medical marijuana cards must get recommendations from licensed healthcare practitioners. Michigan only allows certain healthcare practitioners to recommend medical marijuana. Qualifying patients can either book in-person or telemedicine appointments with their healthcare practitioners for medical assessment and recommendation for medical marijuana use.
Yes. Qualifying patients need doctors' recommendations to access medical marijuana legally in Michigan. Per the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Initiated-Law-1-of-2008.pdf), a health practitioner must certify any qualifying patient who seeks to get a medical marijuana card within the state’s borders. Michigan requires two separate and unaffiliated physicians to recommend medical marijuana to a minor with qualifying medical conditions in the state.
If you need to get a recommendation for a medical marijuana card in Michigan, the following healthcare practitioners, who must be licensed to practice in the state, can provide you with that:
No. Michigan has no official medical marijuana doctors’ list.
To find a healthcare practitioner who can recommend medical marijuana in Michigan, qualifying patients can speak to others who already have state-issued medical marijuana cards and ask for recommendations.
Yes, qualifying medical marijuana patients in Michigan can meet their medical marijuana doctors online. In 2008, Michigan passed HB 4745, which allows telemedicine for Michigan residents participating in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program. Telemedicine helps qualifying medical marijuana patients to meet their doctors at their convenience from wherever they are. Patients may also obtain their healthcare practitioners’ recommendations for medical cannabis via telehealth.
Per Section 333.26424 of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act, Michigan medical marijuana doctors can recommend up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana for registered cannabis patients.