Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
In November of 2008 Michigan voters passed the Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative, also known as the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. This act legalized the use of marijuana for seriously ill patients, allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana with a doctor’s approval, while also permitting qualifying patients and caregivers the ability to cultivate a medical marijuana.
10 years later in November 2018, Michigan voters passed the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) which legalized the consumption of cannabis for adults 21 and older.
Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Cultivation & Possession Laws
Adults 21 and older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana with no more than 15 grams of that in concentrated forms. For adults, they may grow up to 12 marijuana plants at home and possess up to 10 ounces of their harvest in their home. Adults may also give away small amounts of marijuana but are prohibited from exchanging marijuana for currency without a license.
Michigan medical marijuana card patients and caregivers can possess up to 10 ounces and may cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants at a time, though patients must specify the intent to grow cannabis during their registry application. Medical marijuana cultivated at home must be kept in a locked, enclosed space. Caregivers are allowed to grow more than 12 plants after applying for a Michigan commercial cultivation license. Patients from out of state may also purchase medical marijuana while in Michigan after presenting their patient ID and photo ID from their home state.