Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marihuana in Michigan

Who Qualifies for

Medicinal Marihuana in Michigan

On November 4, 2008
Michigan voters approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA)

which allows seriously ill patients
to use medical marijuana (also referred to as medical weed, medical pot or medical cannabis).

The Act permits an individual
with a qualifying debilitating medical condition to register as a medical marijuana patient with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and avoid criminal penalties under state law for certain medical uses of marijuana.

the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) was established to administer the registration program provided for in Michigan medical marijuana law. The MMMP reviews applications submitted by patients and caregivers wishing to participate in the MMMP and issues medical marihuana registration identification cards to those individuals whose applications are approved.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MICHIGAN

To qualify to use medical marijuana in the state of Michigan, a patient must: Obtain a copy of your medical records indicating diagnosis of a qualifying condition, as listed below. Be sure to bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment. Learn how to request your medical records. Receive a recommendation from a Michigan licensed MD or DO. Find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Michigan here. Register with the Michigan Department of Community Health to obtain a medical marijuana card.

WHAT AILMENTS CAN BE TREATED WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS IN MICHIGAN

Patients must suffer from a debilitating medical condition, defined by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act as: Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, or nail patella.

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

Cachexia or wasting syndrome;

severe and chronic pain

Severe nausea

Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or

Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule.