Cannabis for Medical Use in Michigan
Michigan’s medical marijuana program was established in 2008, following the passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The program is overseen by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board and is available to patients who have been diagnosed with certain qualifying medical conditions. These conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, among others.
To participate in the program, patients must obtain a written recommendation from a licensed physician and register with the state. Once registered, patients are issued an identification card that allows them to purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries. The program allows for the use of medical marijuana in a variety of forms, including oils, pills, and creams, but does not allow for the smoking or vaporizing of marijuana.
As of 2021, there were over 300,000 registered patients in Michigan’s medical marijuana program. The program has faced some challenges in recent years, including a lack of available dispensaries and strict regulations governing the production and sale of medical marijuana products. However, the program has also provided much-needed relief to patients suffering from serious medical conditions.
- HIV Positive
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Nail Patella
- Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Tourette’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Cerebral Palsy
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following:
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Seizures (Including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy)
- Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (Including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)
Recreational Use of Cannabis in Michigan
Michigan legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2018, following the passage of Proposal 1. The state’s recreational marijuana program is overseen by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board and is available to individuals over the age of 21.
Under the program, individuals over the age of 21 are allowed to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes, as well as to cultivate up to 12 plants at home. Recreational marijuana is sold through licensed dispensaries and is subject to state taxes and regulations.
Where Can I Get Cannabis in Michigan?
As of 2021, there were over 80 licensed dispensaries operating in Michigan, with more expected to open in the coming years.