Medical Marijuana Conditions In Michigan

Updated on June 16, 2022. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.

Getting medicinal cannabis in Michigan requires that a certified medical marijuana doctor confirms you are ailing from one of the qualifying medical conditions. If you do not suffer from an illness on the list, it is unlikely that you will get approval for medical cannabis in the state.

This page will go over the Michigan marijuana conditions and qualifications for a medical card in the state. After reviewing it, you will know whether you qualify for a Michigan med card. Once you confirm that you meet all the requirements, you can book a quick in-person appointment with one of our medical marijuana doctors in Michigan near you to get approved for medicinal cannabis.

What are the medical marijuana qualifications in Michigan?

Patients in Michigan can apply for their medical marijuana card online or through a paper application. The online application method is the quickest to complete.

To be eligible for the online application, you must meet the following qualifications for medical marijuana in Michigan:

  • You must register an online account, and you cannot have a caregiver.
  • Also, your certifying physician must have an online account.
  • Finally, you must follow the Patient Only Registry Card instructions.

 Additionally, both adults (at least 18 years of age) and minor patients (below 18 years of age) qualify for the Michigan medical marijuana card. 

How do you get a medical card at 18 in Michigan?

To qualify for a Michigan medical marijuana card as an adult patient, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must be a patient without a caregiver.
  • You must create a secure online account with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP).
  • A Michigan medical marijuana doctor must approve you for medical marijuana after an in-person appointment.
  • You must be a resident of Michigan.

Can you get a medical card under 18 in Michigan?

Patients under 18 years of age must meet the following qualifications for medical marijuana in Michigan:

  • The parent or legal guardian of the qualifying patient must submit, in one envelope, a complete MMMP Minor Application Packet plus all the other required documents.

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan?

Michigan recognizes 23 medical conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana treatment. If your illness appears on the list below, you may be eligible for medical marijuana in Michigan.

Qualifying conditions for a medical card in Michigan in 2022

AIDS

Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Arthritis

Autism

Cancer

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Pain

Colitis

Crohn’s Disease

Glaucoma

HIV Positive

Hepatitis C

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Nail Patella

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Parkinson’s Disease

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Spinal Cord Injury

Tourette’s Disease

Ulcerative Colitis

  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces either of the following:
    • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
    • Severe and Chronic Pain
    • Severe Nausea
    • Seizures (Including but not limited to those attributed to epilepsy)
    • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (Including those typical of multiple sclerosis)

Can you get your medical card for depression and anxiety in Michigan?

No. You cannot get a medical marijuana card for anxiety and depression in Michigan because neither is included on the list of qualifying conditions. But, if you have a different ailment that features on the list, for example, post-traumatic stress, which also causes anxiety and depression, you may be eligible for the Michigan med card.

I qualify for a medical card in Michigan – What’s next?

Now that you are confident that you qualify for the Michigan medical marijuana card, how do you go about the application process?

  1. First, create an account with Quick Med Cards and schedule an online appointment with one of our Michigan medical marijuana doctors.
  2. Next, attend your consultation via video call. If our physician approves you for medical marijuana, you will get a complete and signed marijuana certification–necessary for your application.
  3. Afterward, visit https://aca-prod.accela.com/MIMM/Default.aspx and create your account.
  4. Register for your Michigan medical marijuana card by selecting the Registry Cards tab, and create an application for your medical marijuana card.
  5. Verify your mailing address.
  6. Enter the required information.
  7. Next, decide whether you want our physician to certify you for medical marijuana online (Our doctors must first approve you for medical marijuana before proceeding with this step). Alternatively, you can upload a copy of your medical marijuana certification. (The one you received after your appointment with us)
  8. Upload the required/supporting documents, for instance, your proof of identity and residency.
  9. Pay for your Michigan medical marijuana card.
  10. Get your medical card.

Michigan medical card requirements – Which documents are required for the Michigan medical card application?

Patients must submit the following documents to finalize their application for the Michigan medical marijuana card:

  1. A complete Application Form.
  2. A complete Physician Certification Form (from our recommending Michigan medical marijuana doctor)
  3. Proof of Michigan residency. For example
    • Michigan driver’s license
    • Michigan personal identification card
    • A copy of your valid Michigan voter registration (You must submit your proof of identity if you use your voter registration as proof of residency)
  4. The required $40 application fee (check or money order made payable to the State of Michigan- MMMP)
  5. Proof of the caregiver’s identity. (If you are designating a caregiver)
  6. Two (2) complete Physician Certification Forms signed by two (2) different physicians (For minor patients)
  7. A complete Declaration of Person Responsible Form (For minor patients)
  8. Proof of parentage or legal guardianship. For example, a copy of the minor’s government-issued birth certificate. (For minor patients)