How To Buy Medical Marijuana In Michigan
In 2008, 63% of Michigan voters succeeded in passing Proposal 1 also known as the Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative. As the first Midwestern state to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients, Michigan created a patient registry program and placed strict restrictions on public use and driving while under the influence of cannabis.
How To Become A Medical Marijuana Patient In Michigan
Before you can legally purchase medical marijuana in Michigan you must follow some essential steps to acquire a Michigan medical marijuana card.
To start the process, make an appointment with a doctor who can diagnose you with one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions:
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hepatitis C
- HIV Positive
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- 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 1 or more of the following:
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Seizures (Including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy)
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (Including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)
- Severe Nausea
- Infused products
Purchasing Medical Marijuana At A Dispensary
Once you’ve received your medical marijuana card, you can purchase cannabis products at a medical marijuana dispensary like Nature’s Medicines. You’ll need to bring a state-issued ID, as well as your medical marijuana card to your first visit. Both are necessary for getting properly registered in the dispensary’s system.
There are several types of cannabis products available to medical marijuana patients in Michigan:
Your medical marijuana card allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces. Designated caregivers can also help you purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis.
Debit / Credit Cards At Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
It’s wise to take cash with you when you visit a medical marijuana dispensary. Many don’t accept credit cards although they may have an ATM. Play it safe and come prepared with cash.
Do you have any questions about medical marijuana in Michigan? At Nature’s Medicines our caring Patient Service Providers will be happy to educate and serve you. We have a medical marijuana dispensary in Bay City, a medical marijuana dispensary in Wayne, and coming soon, a medical marijuana dispensary in District 7.