- Fully legal
Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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Michigan has legalized both medical marijuana and non-medical, adult use of cannabis.
The Supreme Court of Michigan ruled that the 2008 initiative did not allow for the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries in the state. An estimated 75 to 100 dispensaries were operating under this legal gray area at the time.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills that among other reforms: (a) allowed the operation and regulation of medical cannabis dispensaries; (b) set a taxation rate of 3% on medical cannabis; and (c) allowed the use of non-smokable forms such as topicals and edibles.
The Michigan law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
With Leafwell, you can get your Michigan Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:
Connect with a licensed physician online in minutes.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in Michigan and you can get certified for cannabis online.
Med & rec – 2.5 oz. cannabis outside the home, or 10 oz. cannabis inside the home. 15 grams concentrate.
For medical card holders and rec users = Up to 12 plants per person.
Michigan has medical marijuana reciprocity, and so recognizes and honors medical marijuana cards from other states.
A Michigan medical marijuana card is valid in other states with medical marijuana reciprocity and a functioning medical cannabis program.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
Michigan workers who legally use medical marijuana can be rejected for employment or fired for violating an employer’s drug policy just as recreational users can. The Colorado Supreme Court came to a similar conclusion in 2013 when it ruled that an employer could fire an employee for using medical marijuana.
Michigan regulations required testing for cannabinoid and terpene potency, foreign matter, microbial and mycotoxin contamination, pesticide and chemical residue, fungicides, and the presence of residual solvents, as well as vitamin E acetate.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy, or another legally designated space to purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals or any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.