At Green Cross Partners we are asked often, "If marijuana is recreational, do I need a medical marijuana card?" The short answer is YES, there are benefits. Common reasons for getting a medical card is to gain access to medical marijuana dispensaries, and to receive discounts, like the 10% excise tax on cannabis that is waived at both medical and recreational dispensaries. Also, very exciting, it is looking more and more like it's only a matter of time before insurance companies will cover the cost, or a portion of the cost, of cannabis for licensed patients. Members at Green Cross Partners have seen 10's of thousands of patients reduce or eliminate their need for prescription drugs. It seems the cat is out of the bag that cannabis can be a legitimate and viable part of ones healthcare, and insurance companies, especially with the problems currently surrounding opioids, are recognizing medical cannabis use is not going away.
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Below you can read about some of the benefits of having a license.
Reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer, "Primary Benefits of the Michigan Marijuana Card", Marijuanadoctors.com, Updated January 30, 2019. Accessed December, 2019. https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/mi/state-id-program/
"Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Under Michigan medical marijuana law, medical marijuana patients must register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) to obtain a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card, also referred to as medical marijuana card, cannabis card or medical pot card. The MMMP contends that only a person with a qualifying debilitating medical condition who has obtained a valid MMMP registry card is exempt from criminal laws of the state for engaging in the medical use of marijuana. Registration is mandatory.
Out-of-state registry cards are accepted in Michigan:
“Cards from other states are recognized. However, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program does not have any control over enforcement of that section of the statute.”
Primary Benefits of the Michigan Marijuana Card
A Michigan marijuana card will enable you to enjoy the full benefits of medical marijuana while being protected by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). With your marijuana ID card, you can enjoy better prices at dispensaries and possess a specified amount of medicine at any given time. At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we’re fully committed to helping you register for your card so you can start enjoying the following benefits.
Access to the Best Marijuana Dispensaries — When you’re registered under the MMA, you’ll be able to walk into any authorized dispensary and purchase the best types of marijuana. With your card, you’ll have access to medical cannabis providers who have years of experience in helping patients benefit from medical marijuana. Since your registration card protects their practice as well, they’ll be glad to offer you excellent service and the best strains of marijuana at great prices.
Complete Legal Protection — As long as you’re qualified under the MMA to use marijuana, you and your caregiver are protected by the law, too. This means you can’t be penalized, arrested or denied any right or privilege covered by this state law when you’re carrying a permissible amount of marijuana. The MMA allows you to hold 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana at any point in time. You’ll also be protected from employer harassment, provided you use your marijuana as prescribed by your physician.
Opportunity to Grow Your Plants — Michigan is one of the states that allows you and your caregiver to grow your own cannabis plants. The law allows you to grow a maximum of 12 plants in a locked room. This will give you an opportunity to nurture superior-quality strains of marijuana. You can also use this privilege to save a lot of money, especially when you need regular medical cannabis therapy.
Access to Regular Dosage for Treatment — Obtaining the Michigan marijuana card will enable you to receive the dosage you’ve been prescribed to treat any debilitating medical condition, like glaucoma, cancer, hepatitis, lateral sclerosis and nail patella. You’ll be able to use marijuana anytime you need it, with peace of mind. Your card will also make it easy for you to carry your marijuana medication and other forms of this herb, like edibles and tinctures, without fear."