People keep writing to me to ask this question. According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs,
“If you submitted your application more than 6-8 weeks ago and have not received your registry ID card, please call 517-373-0395 and select option #3.”
And from their FAQ;
How long does it take to receive a Medical Marihuana Program (MMP) registry ID card?
If a patient does not receive a denial letter within 20 business days from the date the MMP receives an application, the registry ID card should be received within 60 days. Please allow a full 60 days before contacting the MMP if the card is not received.”
So if you have been waiting more than 20 days for your card, that’s actually GOOD NEWS, it means they didn’t deny your application.
Despite Michigan’s law, you can STILL be charged with a FEDERAL CRIME if you don’t follow the Michigan law strictly.
These THIRTY SEVEN people were charged with a FEDERAL INDICTMENT for growing and selling.
Be careful out there people. You DO NOT want the feds after you!
If you “like” using Facebook to show the world what you are into, you could visit this FaceBook page and click on Like or Follow. Or maybe you just want to visit it without liking or following.
There’s a really good article in the HOUR DETROIT MAGAZINE May 2014 online edition. It covers Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s recent public statements, the history in Michigan, the No arguments, the Medical argument, and the legal battles.
Here’s a link to the article;
Hour Detroit Magazine Gone to Pot Article
The Michigan appeals court says there’s nothing illegal about a medical marijuana user providing a small amount of pot to another registered user at no cost. The key phrase here is “AT NO COST”. In other words, YOU CANNOT SELL IT.
The appeals court agreed on January 30 2013, Wednesday with a Barry County judge who had dismissed charges against Tony Green. Mr. Green provided less than 2.5 ounces to Al Thornton in Nashville, Mich., in September 2011. Both were qualified to use medical marijuana.
One key issue here is this was not a sale. The court said that state-registered patients can legally deliver the drug to one another, as long as they don’t exchange money.
The other good news is, seeds can shared between people who are qualified to use medical marijuana.
What is not clear from this case is whether or not you could be reimbursed for expenses. If you grow it, that costs you money. It does seem like you should be able to get reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. It’s too bad that issue was not addressed.
The Michigan Department of Community health has received 2000 applications for marijuana use cards.
- 700 are still pending,
- 260 were denied, most for improperly filled-out applications,
- 1040 applications were approved
As of 04/20/2009, the Michigan Department of Community Health stated they have received applications for ID cards from 483 people.
The Michigan Department of Community Health, Medical Marijuana Program Web site, all an applicant must do is complete the forms on the Web site, have a physician certify them as a “qualifying patient” and pay an application fee of $100, or $25 if enrolled in a Medicaid health plan or receiving Supplemental Security Income.
Not so easily done of course, because finding a doctor who will fill out the form for you can potentially be a problem.
Please visit our page of Clinics and Doctors for help.
At first there was only one clinic helping patients get letters to apply for their Medical Marijuana ID cards in Michigan. That clinic was run by The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation.
Now we have a list of Clinics and Doctors willing to review your request and issue a letter to you if you meet the criteria.
The proposed rules state that a registered patient may grow up to 12 marijuana plants, and the plants must be kept in an enclosed and locked facility. For the average person that means in a separate locked spare bedroom, a separate room in the basement with a locked door or a closet with a lock on the door.
The application process has begun. Now will they tell us how many are approved and how many are denied? Will we be able to find out why applications get denied? We wait with anticipation to see how well this will work.