How To Join The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

The Michigan medical marijuana program is a state program administered by the Cannabis Regulator Agency. To begin your application process, visit the department’s Medical Marijuana Registry website and follow our guide below.

Getting Started Toward Your Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

Before you begin your medical marijuana card journey, make sure you meet the following requirements:

If these qualifications apply to you, you’re ready to begin the medical marijuana card process.

Steps For Getting Your Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

If you meet the above requirements for a Michigan medical cannabis card, there are additional steps you’ll need to take to obtain your card.

Step 1 - Get Certified by Your Healthcare Practitioner

Meet with your healthcare provider to discuss your qualifications for a medical marijuana card. If you suffer from one of the debilitating medical conditions outlined by the state, your practitioner can provide certification for a medical card in Michigan. This certification will later need to be uploaded to the Medical Marijuana Registry website, either by the patient or the physician. 

Please note: your healthcare provider must have an online account with the Medical Marijuana Registry. If you are submitting the certification, you will need your physician’s Michigan Physician’s License Number.

Step 2 - Apply for Your Medical Card Online

Before you begin your application, make sure you have the following items:

  • Valid Michigan ID or driver’s license OR 
  • Valid Michigan voter registration with proof of identity 

To begin the application process, visit the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program website and create an account. Upload the required documents, as well as the provider certification. You’ll then pay the application processing fee of $40.

Your application will be approved or denied within 15 days of receiving the application. You will then receive your Michigan medical marijuana card or a letter of denial within five days of the application review.

Step 3 - Receive Your Card

Once you receive notification of your approval, you should receive your card in the mail within four weeks.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

The state of Michigan has a comprehensive list of medical conditions that qualify for a medical cannabis card. Visit the Cannabis Regulatory Agency website for the complete list.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Card FAQs

The medical cannabis card application process can be a bit confusing. Here are the most common questions we hear at our locations.

The state of Michigan requires the applicant to pay a non-refundable processing fee of $40 for each application.

If your medical marijuana card application is approved by the state, you’ll receive your card in the mail within around four weeks.

Your Michigan medical marijuana card is valid for two years. The expiration date will appear on your medical marijuana card.