Proposal 1(60 KB)"Michigan Medical Marijuana Act" -- Approved by 63% of voters on Nov. 4, 2008 Approved: Nov. 4, 2008 Effective: Dec. 4, 2008
Approved Conditions: Approved for treatment of debilitating medical conditions, defined as
cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, nail patella,
cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea,
seizures, epilepsy, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, and PTSD.
Possession/Cultivation: Patients may possess up to two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable
marijuana and twelve marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked
facility. The twelve plants may be kept by the patient only if he or she
has not specified a primary caregiver to cultivate the marijuana for
him or her.
Makes it illegal to "transport or possess" usable marijuana by
car unless the marijuana is "enclosed in a case that is carried in the
trunk of the vehicle." Violation of the law is a misdemeanor "punishable
by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than
$500.00, or both."
Requires a "bona fide physician-patient relationship," defined in
part as one in which the physician "has created and maintained records
of the patient's condition in accord with medically accepted standards"
and "will provide follow-up care;" protects patient from arrest only
with registry identification card and valid photo ID.
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled 4-1 that dispensaries are illegal.
As a result, medical marijuana patients in Michigan will have to grow
their own marijuana or get it from a designated caregiver who is limited
to five patients.
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana:
"This is not addressed in the MMMA, therefore; the MMP is
not authorized to provide information regarding this issue... The MMMA
provides for a system of designated caregivers... The MMP is not
authorized to associate patients and caregivers nor release the names of
registered caregivers." "Frequently Asked Questions," Michigan.gov (accessed Apr. 24, 2014)
Patient Registry Fee:
$60 new or renewal application
Accepts other states' registry ID cards?
The Office of Communications in the Department of Licensing and
Regulatory Affairs told ProCon.org in an Oct.30, 2014 email: "The law
says that cards from other states are recognized. However, the Michigan
Medical Marihuana Program does not have any control over enforcement of
that section of the statute."