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Michigan’s Medical Marijuana law

An initiation of Legislation to allow under state law the medical use of marihuana; to provide protections for the medical use of marihuana; to provide for a system of registry identification cards for qualifying patients and primary caregivers; to impose a fee for registry application and renewal; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for the administration of this act; to provide for enforcement of this act; to provide for affirmative defenses; and to provide for penalties for violations of this act.

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Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) is established to administer the registration program provided for in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), which was approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008.

Mission Statement
To assure that the registration process is conducted efficiently and effectively, consistent with all statutes and administrative rules pertaining to the MMMP.

Administration of the MMMP
The MMMP is administered by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions Division.

Responsibilities of the MMMP
Review applications submitted by patients and caregivers wishing to participate in the MMMP and issue medical marihuana registration identification cards to those individuals whose applications are approved.
Maintain the confidentiality of program records in accordance with applicable state and federal confidentiality laws. Provide information regarding the MMMA, MMMP policies and application processes.

Collect and disseminate statistics about participation in the MMMP including, but not limited to:

  • Number of applications filed and approved.
  • Nature of the debilitating medical conditions of qualified patients.
  • Number of registration identification cards revoked.
  • Number of physicians providing written certifications for qualifying patients.

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