Michigan: Medical Marijuana Handbook
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2021 Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook
Michigan has 5 bordering states consisting of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Medical marijuana is legal in Illinois and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 1.00%. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Illinois.
Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Minnesota.
Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 5.75%. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Ohio.
Medical Marijuana is illegal in Indiana, and Wisconsin, so there is no tax on medical marijuana in those states.
About Michigan Medical Marijuana
Is medical marijuana legal in Michigan?
Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Michigan
When and how did Michigan legalize marijuana for medical use?
Michigan legalized medical marijuana in 2008. This law was passed using Proposal 1 and passed with a vote of 63%. The official name for this law is the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Mich. Compiled Laws Sec. 333.26421 et seq (statute) Mich. Administrative Code Rule 333.101 et seq (rules)
Michigan Medical Marijuana possession limits
- 2.5 oz
- 12 plants per individual patient
The following are the equivalent of one ounce: - 16 oz of marijuana-infused product in solid form - 7 g of marijuana-infused product in gaseous form - 36 fluid oz of marijuana-infused product in liquid form
Is it legal to grow marijuana for medicinal use at home in Michigan?
Yes, medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use.
- 12 plants in an enclosed, locked space if the patient has not specified that a qualified primary caregiver will be allowed under state law to cultivate marijuana for the patient
- a qualified caregiver can have 12 plants in an enclosed, locked space for each qualified patient who has specified that the caregiver is allowed under state law to cultivate marijuana for them
- plants grown outside are considered to be in an indoor locked space if they're not visible to the naked eye from an adjacent property when viewed at ground level and are grown within a stationary structure that's enclosed on all sides by chain-link fencing, wooden slats or similar material that's anchored or affixed to the bottom and is equipped with locks or other security devices to restrict access.
Are there medical dispensaries available to patients?
Yes, as long as the patient presents the appropriate documentation for Michigan.
- allowed as "provisioning center" to sell or transfer marijuana to registered qualifying patients and/or caregivers
- must enter all transactions into a statewide monitoring system and must check statewide monitoring system before selling to confirm patient or caregiver has a valid, current, unexpired, and unrevoked registry identification card and that the amount sold will not exceed the daily and monthly purchasing limit established by the medical marijuana licensing board
- provisioning centers must prohibit sale, consumption or use of alcohol or tobacco products on the premises and cannot allow a physician to conduct a medical examination or issue a medical certification on the premises for the purpose of obtaining a registry card.
Is there a list of specific conditions for medical marijuana in Michigan?
- hepatitis C
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- nail patella, or
- the treatment of those conditions A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces:
- cachexia or wasting syndrome
- severe and chronic pain
- severe nausea
- seizures including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy, or
- severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis -PTSD
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- rheumatoid arthritis
- spinal cord injury
- inflammatory bowel disease
- ulcerative colitis
- Parkinson’s disease
- cerebral palsy
- chronic pain
The list above, and more detailed information on it, can be found in the Michigan medical marijuana law
Does Michigan have a medical registry system or ID card?
Yes, Michigan keeps track of their medical marijuna patients.
- applicants must pay a $40 fee with the initial application and renewals
- the marijuana regulatory agency must approve or deny the application within 15 business days of receipt
- cards are valid for 2 years
- a certifying physician may notify the agency that a patient is no longer suffering from a debilitating medical condition and the patient's card will be declared null and void after notification by the agency within 20 days
Does Michigan recognize patients from other states?
Yes, Michigan recognizes medical marijuana patients from other states.
A registry card or its equivalent issued by another state, district, territory, commonwealth or insular possession of the U.S. that allows the medical use of marijuana for the visiting qualified patient or to allow a person to assist that visiting qualified patient to use medical marijuana has the same force and effect as a card issued in Michigan for purposes of possession only
Are there any age restrictions for medical marijuana in Michigan?
- Qualified patients under 18 must have written certifications from two physicians
- The parent or legal guardian of the patient under 18 must certify that the qualifying patient’s physicians have explained to them and the patient the potential risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana; must give written consent for the use of medical marijuana by the patient under 18; must give written consent of the parent or legal guardian to serve as the patient’s primary caregiver and to control the acquisition, dosage and frequency of use by the patient; and must provide proof of parentage or legal guardianship