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Medical Marijuana Laws in Michigan


Michigan is the only state in the Union to spell ‘marijuana’ as ‘marihuana.’ The Michigan Marihuana Medical Act was approved by the state legislature in November of 2008 and went into effect in December of 2008.


As of July of 2018, the following are the only approved diseases and symptoms for which medical marijuana will be approved:

Ulcerative colitis; Tourette’s Syndrome; injury to the spinal cord; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Parkinson’s; Obsessive Compulsive disorder; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; autism, arthritis; ALS; Glaucoma; Cancer; AIDS; HIV; Hepatitis C; Nail Patella; wasting sydrome or cachprescriexia; agitation associated with Alzheimer’s Disease; Crohn’s Disease; Epilepsy; PTSD, and multiple sclerosis. Unspecified chronic pain that does not respond to more traditional pain management methods may also be considered for treatment with medical marijuana, with a written prognosis and prescription from a state board-certified physician. Chiropractors are unable to prescribe medical marijuana for any condition whatsoever.

Patient fee is $60.00 annually.

Michigan will accept out of state patient ID cards for medical marijuana, as long as they are current.

Medical marijuana may not be carried inside a vehicle, but must be transported in a locked container either in the trunk of a car or the bed of a pickup.

Patients may have up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana in their possession at any one time, and may cultivate up to a dozen marijuana plants in an enclosed and locked facility.