Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register as a patient (over age 18) with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) and get a MMMP card?
Can I buy cannabis without a medical card? Medical provisioning centers (dispensaries) require a valid medical card for entry and purchasing. Adults 21 years or older may purchase products from a recreational provisioning center (dispensary) with a valid ID.
Where can I buy cannabis? Products can be purchased from licensed retailers i.e. provisioning centers (dispensaries) throughout the state. To find a retailer or product near you, visit weedmaps.com or leafly.com
Is marijuana expensive? Prices for products vary depending on the type, brand, retailer, etc. To find the most up to date pricing and menu offerings, visit the companies website or weedmaps.com
What’s the difference between CBD and THC? Both CBD and THC are derived from the cannabis plant. CBD is most abundant in Hemp and is generally less psychoactive than THC and is not associated with a “high.” THC is most abundant in Marijuana and produces psychoactive effects generally associated with the high feeling. NOTE: CBD products may have trace amounts of THC up to 0.03%.
What is hemp? Hemp is the part of the cannabis plant from which CBD is derived. It contains less than 0.03% of THC. It is becoming increasingly popular due to claims of health benefits but can also be used for clothing, paper, building materials, plastic, etc.
Is smoking the only way I can use marijuana? Routes of administration vary by product type. You may consume via inhalation with smoking and vaping, orally with edibles and tinctures, through the skin with certain topicals (lotions and creams), and through the mucous membranes of the mouth, vagina, or rectum.
Who can certify a patient's medical use of marijuana? Only a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (DO) who holds a current license to practice in the state of Michigan can complete and sign the physician certification for a qualifying patient.
How do I register a minor (under the age of 18) with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP)? The parent or legal guardian of a minor patient (under 18 years old) must submit, in one envelope, a complete MMMP Minor Application Packet, which can be found at www.michigan.gov/mmp. A complete Application Form Two (2) complete Physician Certification Forms signed by two (2) different physicians (the forms are part of the Application Packet) A complete Declaration of Person Responsible Form (the form is part of the Application Packet) Proof of parentage or legal guardianship (a copy of minor’s government-issued birth certificate) Proof of Michigan residency for the minor’s parent or legal guardian, which means one of the following: A copy of the parent or legal guardian’s valid, lawfully obtained Michigan driver license issued under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923, or A copy of the parent or legal guardian’s valid, lawfully obtained Michigan personal identification card issued under 1972 PA 222, MCL 28.291 to 28.300, or A copy of the parent or legal guardian’s valid Michigan voter registration Note: If you submit a voter registration as proof of Michigan residency, you must submit proof of your identity for verification purposes. Proof of identity can be any government-issued document that includes your name and date of birth. The $40 required application fee (check or money order made payable to: State of Michigan- MMMP) https://www.michigan.gov/mra/0,9306,7-386-83746-449191--,00.html Visit: https://www.michigan.gov/mra/0,9306,7-386-83746-449191--,00.html
How do I find the right product for me? Using cannabis for alternative medical therapy is an extremely individualized experience. Each person responds to cannabis differently and effects are highly dependent on the types of products used. To maximize your cannabis experience and to get maximal symptom relief, it is important to consider the following: Symptoms needing relief Method of Consumption Strain/Cultivar Profile Dosage For an overview of various flower strains and their profiles, visit https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products
What medical conditions are eligible in Michigan?