How to: Get your medical marijuana card

The time is here! It’s finally legal to for us to get our medical marijuana cards and consume marijuana LEGALLY in Michigan! There are a few crucial things you need to know before getting your medical card. Ready? Lets get started…

This quick little article will help you understand how to become a legal marijuana user in the state of Michigan. If you’re not familiar with the marijuana laws that Michigan has passed through Proposal 1, check out The Laws section we have created to help you get adjusted better. Enough with the talking, let’s show you how to get your damn card already! Follow these 4 simple steps and you’re set!

Step 1: You must have one of these conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, or  nail patella.

Don’t have any of these conditions?

Well, it’s ok… You can also get medical marijuana for:

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Got that? It pretty much means if you have any type of chronic pain or severe nausea, you may get medical marijuana.

Step 2: Get your doctor to agree that you need marijuana for medical purposes.  Think of it kind of like how he writes you a prescription for some medication, but instead of a prescription, it’s just a recommendation for you to use medical marijuana. The reason why it’s classified as a “recommendation” and not a “prescription”, is because there is no pharmacy you can go to get medical marijuana. All your own medicational marijuana will be grown by you or a caregiver. When we say “recommendation”, we don’t specifically mean a written recommendation since you will have to just have your doctor fill out a form (in step 3). It pretty much means, by law,  that your  “physician’s professional opinion, is that the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marihuana to treat or alleviate the patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition.” So if your doctor thinks that medical marijuana helps you deal with your chronic pain, severe nausea, or any other medical condition listed, continue to step 3.

Step 3: Print and Fill out the  **Medical Marijuana Form**. It’s really simple and straight to the point.  This is the ONLY part your doctor has to anything! After getting his verbal recommendation that you use marijuana for medicinal purposes, just bring your doctor this form and have him/her fill out a few lines in this form. Take a look below of what the form looks like…


Step 4: That’s it!!! Submit it to the Michigan Department of Community Health and you’re guaranteed to get your card within 15 days! (20 to be safe)

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73 Responses to “How to: Get your medical marijuana card”

  1. jenny jenny says:

    for all of you looking for a dr. around livonia or westland gardencity there is a place on telegraph n ford rd. he will get your card for ya :) good luck

  2. R. Wright R. Wright says:

    This is the best and most concise web page on how to get a medical marijuana card in Michigan. Loved it! Excellent information.

  3. Abby Abby says:

    can you get medical marijuana for ocd?

  4. shawna shawna says:

    hi wanted to.know where I can get my card near detroit Quick.easy n fast

  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    I have been diagnosed with PTSD, Chronic Depression and a General Anxiety disorder. I also have back problems as my last 5 discs are off and degenerating causing nerve pain and constant problems with it going out. What are chances that I could get a MMMC? I have documentation on the PTSD and Dep/Anx. I would much rather partake in a NATURAL medication and get off the Paxil 60mg!! I am on. It’s the highest dose possible and it STILL doesn’t help to the extent MM would. I live in the Downriver MI area (Gibraltar) Anyone know of an inexpensive doc that would help?

  6. Nester Nester says:

    I hear that catnip has the same effects…Get it at PetSmart!!! I know that it personally gets me in a state of mind that allows me to transcend my physical self and become one with my deceased father.

  7. Read a lots of article. I found your article was best here i have found complete information on hot to get medical marijuana card for particular state. thanks…..

  8. Sen Sen says:

    Question I am n Cali now and have my weed card. I am wondering if I come to Michigan to visit could I use my card in Michigan. Also I am a grower may I sell to medical stores like I do in LA???? Plz someone let me know

  9. Elaine Becker Elaine Becker says:

    Can I get it for my hangnail?

  10. ohiosmoker ohiosmoker says:

    will it ever come to ohio….im 5 minutes from the michigan boarder ):

  11. Edddy Edddy says:

    @Ohiosmoker, not as long as mike dewine is in office. out of over 2000+ signuratures, they only said around 550 were valid to try to get it on the 2012 ballet.

  12. Brandon Brandon says:

    Could I get the card for tinnitus? Its preventing me from sleeping at night.

  13. Chance Chance says:

    I get chronic migraines at least twice a day with sensitivity i my eyes to light of any type,plus I have chronic neck,upper and lower back I have to take prescription strength Ibuprofen 800mg 3X a day to treat all pain,but its just not cutting it anymore.. plus I get chronic Heartburn/indigetion and im on 300mg of Zantac and 40mg of pepcid a day which some times causes nausea.. so would I qualify for a card..

  14. Dr. Bob Dr. Bob says:

    Here is what we require for each allowed condition.

    Dr. Bob
    with clinics throughout Michigan for medical marijuana certification, suboxone therapy, and chronic pain management.

  15. Dave M Dave M says:

    Looking for a doctor – please advise any near Bloomfield Hills?

  16. tatmanswifey tatmanswifey says:

    i just moved to michigan couple months ago and it continues to blow my mind about medicial marijane.. im trying to find a cheap doc that i can go to.. not sure if having ADHD and anxiety && deppression issues qualifiy me.. someone please let me know.

  17. Evan Evan says:

    Ihave SEVERE ADHD, as well as anxiety. I started smoking in 10th grade and I found that it has helped me ever since. It helped me counter the terrible feelings I had from the ADHD medicine, as well as relive my stresses and thoughts of suicide. Could I get a medical card for this? Or does anyone know of a doctor near Farmington that will grant me this? I’m 17 so I need two doctors recommendations.

  18. bowenwright bowenwright says:

    anyone know a doc to go to in Grand Rapids?

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  20. ohio patent ohio patent says:

    I live in Ohio can I go to Michigan for treatment ? IE in California you must have a state id card to get treatment

  21. North Bluff Chiropractic Clinics North Bluff Chiropractic Clinics says:

    If you are looking for your Medical Marijuana Card in the upper peninsula of Michigan, please call North Bluff Chiropractic Clinics at 906-428-2225 or 906-225-9999. We hold monthly clinics with our next available certification to be held on Saturday, February 9th in Gladstone and Sunday, February 10th in Marquette.

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