In Michigan, medical marijuana is approved for use in the treatment and management of the following health conditions:
Also any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces any of the following symptoms or side-effects:
A Michigan medical marijuana card permits the holder to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana (dried leaves and flowers) outside their home. Cardholders are also allowed to cultivate and own up to 12 marijuana plants or possess 10 ounces inside their home. An MMJ card also allows licensed caregivers to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as 12 plants for each of their patients. A caregiver is allowed to serve up to five patients in Michigan. Medical marijuana cards also allow holders to possess 16 ounces of marijuana-infused solids, 7g of marijuana-infused gaseous products, and 36 fluid ounces of marijuana-infused liquids.
A Michigan medical marijuana patient registry ID card is valid for two years from the date of issue. The expiration date of every registry ID card is listed on the face of the card. Within this period patients can legally purchase, possess, and consume medical marijuana within the stipulations of the law.
Michigan medical marijuana laws allow for reciprocity for qualified out-of-state medical marijuana patients while they are in Michigan. This is so long as the patient's home state also allows for reciprocity. Patients with valid medical marijuana cards (or equivalent) from their home state are permitted to engage in the medical use of marijuana while in Michigan. This must however be done in accordance with Michigan regulations.
Medical marijuana laws vary in states that practice reciprocity. However, the basic concept of medical marijuana reciprocity is the recognition of a patient's medical marijuana card outside of their home state. Michigan medical marijuana cardholders are exempted from criminal liability in any of the reciprocal states, provided the patient is in accordance with the state's laws. The states that offer some form of medical marijuana reciprocity are:
Medical marijuana reciprocity states may allow Michigan cardholders to purchase marijuana from dispensaries, though some states, such as New Hampshire and Arizona, do not allow this. In states where Michigan cardholders are allowed to purchase from dispensaries, it is left to the owners' discretion. In recreational-use states, persons are not required to show marijuana cards to make purchases from dispensaries, unless restricted by law. These are Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and D.C. In Arkansas, Hawaii, and Oklahoma a visiting patient is required to complete an application and pay a fee to receive a visitor's registration card before arrival.
Yes. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program is a statewide program, so a medical marijuana registry ID Card obtained in any Michigan county is valid in any other county in the state.
Michigan allows medical marijuana reciprocity and as such will recognize the medical marijuana cards of out-of-state patients. This will protect the patients from criminal liability so long as they are in accordance with state regulations on possession and other issues. However, it should be noted that Michigan is a recreational-use state. As such eligible persons are not required to show medical marijuana cards when purchasing cannabis from dispensaries, though sales are at the owners' discretion.
Federal law prohibits the use, cultivation, sale, possession, and distribution of marijuana. A Michigan medical marijuana registry ID card will not protect an individual from arrest and prosecution by federal government agencies.