General Information about the Program
An applicant/patient must be a Michigan resident to be registered in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP). Proof of residency is defined as a 1) Michigan Driver License, 2) Michigan Identification Card, or 3) other approved photo ID and Michigan voter registration card. Approved photo IDs are listed in the Administrative Rules, Section 3(b).
There is an application fee with the State of Michigan to register for the MMMP. This fee is separate from any fee a physician may charge. The fee cannot be waived, although it can be reduced if the applicant is currently receiving FULL Medicaid, Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and submits the appropriate documents with the application. Click here for the Reduced Fee Eligibility Information
- An applicant must have a qualifying debilitating medical condition as approved by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and indicated on the Physician's Certification.
- The MMMP cannot supply qualifying patients or their primary caregivers with seeds or starter plants or give advice on how to grow medical marihuana plants.
- An applicant's/patient's physician must be a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) fully licensed to practice in Michigan. An applicant/patient must have an established patient/physician relationship. Other licensed health professionals such as chiropractors, physician's assistants or nurse practitioners cannot sign the certification.
- The MMMP cannot refer you to a physician and we do not have a physician referral list.
- An applicant/patient will designate on their application if the patient or their designated primary caregiver will grow the marihuana plants.
- The MMMP cannot find a primary caregiver for an applicant/patient and cannot find an applicant/patient for a primary caregiver. The MMMP is a confidential program and does not keep referral lists.
- An applicant/patient over 18 years of age is not required to designate a caregiver.
- If a patient decides to change caregivers, it is his/her responsibility to notify the caregiver that he or she is no longer protected under the law.
- To protect the patient's confidentiality, the MMMP will only speak directly with the patient regarding the patient's registration.
- The Act neither protects marihuana plants from seizure nor individuals from prosecution if the federal government chooses to take action against patients or caregivers under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
- For further questions and answers, click here for our FAQs.