How to Qualify for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya on February 9, 2024

There are two requirements to qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan. First, you must be a resident of Michigan. Second, you must have one of the qualifying conditions for a medical card.

By the end of this page, you will have the answers to these questions:

  • What are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Michigan?
  • What are the requirements for medical marijuana in Michigan?
  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

We have included the most recent information from the Cannabis Regulatory Agency on the qualifying conditions for a medical card. In addition, we list all the requirements you need to meet to be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Michigan. Let us proceed.

What Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan?

Below are the qualifying conditions for a Michigan medical marijuana card.

Can you Request the Addition of New Qualifying Conditions in Michigan?

Yes. The people of Michigan can request the addition of a new qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card.

Those interested in doing so can submit a petition to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel.

Most recently, the review panel voted in 2019 to include cerebral palsy as a qualifying condition. However, that same session also saw it reject chronic aggressive behavior as a condition eligible for cannabis treatment.

What Are the Requirements to Get a Medical Card in Michigan?

You are eligible for a Michigan medical marijuana card if you are a resident suffering from a qualifying condition. To fulfill these two requirements, you must provide the following documents when you apply for your medical card.

1. Proof of Michigan residency to verify your status as a resident of MI. For example:

    • Michigan driver’s license
    • Michigan personal identification card
    • Valid Michigan voter registration plus proof of identity.

2. A physician certification form signed by a Michigan medical marijuana doctor to prove you are suffering from a qualifying medical condition.

    How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan

    Getting a Michigan medical marijuana card is easier than ever with Quick Med Cards. Thanks to telemedicine, you can talk to a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Michigan over a video call. All you need is an internet connection and a computer or smartphone. And in 15 minutes or less, you can get your physician certification.

    The steps below explain how to get started.

    1. Begin by booking an appointment with one of our Michigan medical marijuana doctors.

    2. Attend your online evaluation.

    3. If the physician approves, you will get your medical marijuana certification.

    4. Complete your online registration with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program.

    5. Get your Michigan medical marijuana card.

    Key Highlights

    • You must be a resident of Michigan with a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana in the state.
    • A Michigan cannabis doctor must certify you before you can get a medical marijuana card.
    • Residents can petition the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel to add a new qualifying condition.

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    Common Questions on How to Qualify for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

    Do you still have questions about qualifying for medical marijuana in Michigan? Then you may find the answers below.

    What qualifies you for a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

    Qualifying for medical marijuana in Michigan is straightforward. You need to provide proof that you live in the state. Also, you must have a physician certification from a medical marijuana doctor in Michigan.

    The certification confirms that you suffer from one or more qualifying conditions. Some eligible conditions include arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, and PTSD.

    Does anxiety qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan?

    You cannot get a Michigan medical marijuana card for anxiety. In 2018, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel rejected a petition to add anxiety as a qualifying condition.

    The decision was surprising and disappointing to many Michigan residents. Still, there is hope that it will feature on the list of conditions someday.

      How much is a medical marijuana card in Michigan?

      Obtaining a Michigan medical marijuana card is easy and affordable. The state fees for the card are just $40. But that is not the only cost you need to consider.

      You will also have to pay for your consultation with a Michigan medical marijuana doctor to get your physician certification. Quick Med Cards is one of the cheapest providers in MI; our telemedicine appointments for the Michigan medical marijuana card range from $45 to $149.

      How long does a med card last in Michigan?

      Your Michigan medical marijuana card will be valid for two years from the date that it is issued.

      And you can find the expiry date on your med card. For caregivers, their medical cards expire when their patients’ cards do.

      Can you get a med card online in Michigan?

      Yes, you can get your Michigan medical marijuana card online if you meet the following requirements:

      • You must be an eligible patient without a caregiver.
      • Your physician must have an online account.
      • Follow the application instructions on how to apply for the Michigan med card online.

      How hard is it to get a medical card in Michigan?

      Getting a medical marijuana card in Michigan is easy. Essentially, all you need is an internet connection and a phone.

      Thanks to a speedy online application process facilitated by the state medical marijuana program. Also, telemedicine allows you to get a physician certification online without waiting times. 

      How fast can you get a medical card in Michigan?

      It can take one to three weeks to receive your Michigan medical marijuana card.

      The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) has up to 20 business days from when they get your application to issue a med card or denial letter. But you may have to wait longer depending on how fast the postal service delivers your medical card or letter. If your card hasn’t arrived after five weeks of submitting your application, contact the MMMP at 517-284-6400 for assistance.

      Can any doctor prescribe medical marijuana in Michigan?

      Only Medical Doctors (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (DO) with valid licenses can certify patients for medical marijuana in Michigan.

      At Quick Med Cards, all our Michigan medical marijuana doctors are qualified with a wealth of experience in marijuana treatment.

      Patient Resources and Forms

      How to Contact the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP)

      State Agency: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Cannabis Regulatory Agency

      Phone: 517-284-8599

      Email: CRA-MMMPINFO@michigan.gov

      Mailing Address:

      Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

      Cannabis Regulatory Agency

      Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

      P.O. Box 30083

      Lansing, MI 48909

      Website: https://www.michigan.gov/cra/sections/mmp