What you need to know about Michigan medical marijuana

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In December of 2008, Michigan voters passed the “Medical Marijuana Act”, though as of 2018 recreational marijuana consumption is legal. It is very easy to obtain a medical marijuana card in Michigan, with it taking only three steps! First, to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Michigan, you’ll need to have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition and have medical records as proof. Second,  sign up with Heally to connect with a marijuana-friendly physician and book an appointment for an initial consultation. Lastly, fill out an online or paper application with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Obtaining a Michigan medical marijuana card requires not only having been diagnosed with one of these conditions to qualify, but you need to have legitimate medical records from your primary care physician confirming this diagnosis.

Qualifying conditions for Michigan medical marijuana:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Tourette’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV Positive
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail Patella
  • 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 characteristics of epilepsy)
    • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (Including but not limited to those characteristics of multiple sclerosis)

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Top Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries:

Northern Specialty Health, Houghton

Northern Specialty Health, a mom-and-pop shop, is a dispensary located in Houghton. Their product list includes flower, edibles, vapes, and concentrates, from a handful of local sources in Michigan as well as others. The shop offers pickup or delivery through Weedmaps. Additionally, there are discounts for the elderly, med cardholders, and the military. Make sure to stop by on your birthday for a free preroll!

Lake Effect, Portage-

Lake Effect dispensary is located in Portage and is considered the best in town. In 2020, this dispensary was considered the “best of Weedmaps”. The shop offers a wide deli-style selection including a recreational menu and a medicinal menu. They offer a wide variety of benefits through their points program, even if you refer a friend! Additionally, they have a great variety of bundle deals, such as 4 for $25 edibles. Through their Leafly and Weedmaps, where they have both medicinal and recreational pages.

The Fire Station, Mount Dorris-

The Fire Station Wellness Center is located in Mount Dorris, which was once an exclusively medical marijuana shop but now is recreational too. Additionally, it is the biggest dispensary in its county! The shop has a variety of cannabis and CBD-infused products including lotions, accessories, flower, edibles, cartridges, and much more. The Fire Station is determined to provide customers, from beginners to experienced consumers the highest quality service and flower through their extremely knowledgable budtenders. To order from here, check out Weedmaps or Leafly.

Pure West Compassion Club,Holland & Saugatuck-

Pure West Compassion Club is located in Holland as well as Saugatuck and has been around for 11 years, ever since medical cannabis became legal in Michigan. Some of their featured products include THC syrups, rosin, waxes edibles, and anything you can think of. In this dispensary, you can meet with a doctor to inquire about a medical marijuana card for a total of $110, or click here to connect with someone who can help you virtually. The shop has deals for members and nonmembers alike, so make sure to check out their website to see the week’s current deals. Unfortunately, they do not deliver at the moment so products must be purchased in the store.

To learn more information about obtaining a Michigan medical marijuana card, click here.

Interested in using cannabis as an alternative treatment? Get your cannabis card with a licensed physician.