Michigan medical marijuana program faq

Q & A About Qualifying For A Michigan Medical Card

What is the criteria to qualify for a medical card?

A qualifying medical condition.

Valid MI driver’s license, MI state ID, or Voter Registration.

Medical records with a diagnosis or treatment of your qualifying condition.

Do I get my money back if I do not qualify?

Yes, you only pay if you qualify and are approved. Its 100% risk free. You can call us to see if you qualify first if you are unsure. 

How long will it take to get my card?

Expedited Cards- you will receive a temporary license in your email from the state shortly after speaking with the doctor.

You can use this temporary card received in your email at any dispensary immediately!

The physical card will arrive in 7-10 business days.

The mailed application process takes longer and is only used for those assigning a caregiver. Turnaround time from the state is 2-3 weeks.

What is the minimum age to get a Medical Card?
  • 18-20 year-old Michigan residents DO NOT require parental consent. MI Recreational adult use program minimum age requirement is 21 years old. 
  • Minors below the age of 18 years old require parental or guardian consent. 

We welcome minors with open arms when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What are the costs involved in getting certified?

Full-service same day marijuana card cost:

  • New Patients-$179 
  • Renewals- $169
  • Minors- $169
  • Veteran  Pricing:

    • New Patient-$164
    • Renewal- $159

100% Risk-Free. If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay!

Includes- All state Filings fees and same-day card. 

Other discounts are available for caregivers and their patient groups of 4 or more. Call us for more information.

NO HIDDEN FEES or clubs you must join.

Can the State deny my application?

The State can only deny an application if the forms and/or check are not filled out correctly.  They cannot deny based on the doctor’s recommendation or medical history.

What happens to my application once I mail it? What if I don’t send in all the required parts of my application?

The MMMP has 15 days to review your application to make sure it is complete and all parts are current. If your application is complete, your registry identification card will be issued within 5 days after the MMMP verifies the information on your application. If you don’t send in all the required parts of your application, the application will be denied. 

Am I eligible to be a Patient?

Most likely, YES! You need a qualified medical condition and must be a resident of MI.

I am not tech savvy or extremely busy. Will Greenlight help me process everything?

Absolutely! We are one of the only clinics in Michigan that offers white glove full-service same-day medical cards affordably. 

We alleviate the nuisance and guarantee the application is done properly and approved.

We have thousands of senior patient clients that have difficulty with the intake forms. As a courtesy, we do it for you if you do not have an email or can’t navigate it easily. With their permission, we create an email account and provide them access so they can apply online for the same-day card.  


Q & A For Marijuana Caregivers in MI

What is a caregiver?

The MMMA defines a “Primary Caregiver” as a person who is at least 21 years old and who has agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marihuana and who has never been convicted of a felony involving illegal drugs. 

How do I become a caregiver?

It’s easy! First, you have to be 21 years or older, and you can not have been convicted of any type of felony within the last 10 years. Next, your patient needs to see the doctor to get his/her certification. You must submit the paper application to the State of MI. On the application, simply list yourself as the designated Caregiver- you will need to submit a copy of your driver’s license along with the application. If you need help with the application, CALL US! There is NO Caregiver fee anymore.

Do I have to tell the MMMP if I change my mailing address or change my designated primary caregiver?

Yes, there is NO Change form fee.

Call us if you need help.

I am too ill to grow my own medical marihuana. What can I do?

No worries, you can designate a Caregiver to grow plants for you!

The MMMP provides for a system of designated caregivers.  The caregiver can acquire 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana and grow up to 12 marihuana plants for a qualifying patient.   

The Department will issue a registry identification card to the caregiver who is named by a qualifying patient on his/her application. 

A caregiver may receive reasonable compensation for services provided to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marihuana.

Do I have to tell my landlord that I am a patient registered in the MMMP and can my landlord evict me?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to tell your landlord that you are a patient in the MMMP. Nothing in the MMMA specifically addresses whether or not you can be evicted because you are a patient in the MMMP, even if you have only the amount of medical marihuana allowed by law. Nothing in the MMMA specifically addresses whether or not a person can be an MMMP patient and live in subsidized housing. If you have questions about these important issues, you may wish to talk to an attorney to learn about your rights and protections.

Q & A About Your Doctor Appointment

Can I see a doctor via telemedicine or do I have to see one in person?


At greenlight wellness, we offer a streamlined HIPAA Compliant virtual clinic.

You can see the doctor from the comfort of wherever you are!

How long will it take to see the doctor?

Your virtual appointment should take about 15 minutes in total!

See the doctor from the comfort of, wherever you are and get your same day medical card in minutes!

What do I need to have with me when I see the doctor?
  • Valid MI state Driver’s license, State ID, or Voter registration card.
  • Method of payment (cash or credit card). Payment is due at time of the appointment.  
  • Any available medical records pertaining to your qualifying condition. (If havent been diagnosed or cant find them, dont worry, we can diagnose you.)
Do I get a prescription from my doctor?

No, the federal government classifies marihuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which means that licensed medical practitioners cannot legally prescribe it. Your medical practitioner must provide written certification stating you have “debilitating or chronic medical condition” and the potential benefits of MMJ out weigh the risks. The proper term is a “recommnedation” for the use of medical marihuana. 

Will my information be shared with anyone?

Greenlight Wellness only keeps contact information, patient history, and doctor certifications on file for the doctor’s records.  All information is kept private, secure, and confidential.  We do not release any information to anyone without your written consent.

Who has access to the patient registry list?

The state will maintain a confidential list of “qualified patients” and “approved caregivers” to whom the department has issued registry identification cards.  Individual names and other identifying information on the list must be confidential and is not subject to disclosure, except to:
  (a)  authorized employees of the department as necessary to perform official duties of the department; or
  (b)  authorized employees of state or local law enforcement agencies, only as necessary to verify that a person is a lawful possessor of a registry identification card.

Is my confidentiality protected?

Yes. The MMMP does not give out lists of patients or caregivers. Law enforcement personnel may contact the MMMP only to verify if a patient or caregiver registration card is valid. The MMMP will tell law enforcement staff if the patient or caregiver is registered. The MMMP will disclose patient information to others only at the specific written request of the patient. MMMP computer files are secure and paper files are kept locked when not in use.

Q & A About Medical Marijuana Consumption in MI

Where can I consume medical marihuana?

Presuming you are registered with the state patient registry and carrying your registry identification card, you may consume medical marihuana on your property or elsewhere. However, the law DOES NOT permit any person to do any of the following:
  (1) Undertake any task under the influence of marihuana, when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice.
  (2) Possess marihuana, or otherwise engage in the medical use of marihuana:

  • In a school bus
  • On the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school or
  • In any correctional facility.

(3) Smoke marihuana:

  • On any form of public transportation or
  • In any public place.

 (4) Operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marihuana.

Who can ingest medical marihuana?

Under the MMMA, only a person with a qualifying debilitating medical condition who has obtained a valid MMMP card is exempt from criminal laws of the state for engaging in the medical use of marihuana as justified to mitigate the symptoms or effects of the person’s debilitating medical condition.

If I live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or a retirement home, can I consume medical marihuana?

Presuming you are registered with the state patient registry and carrying your registry identification card, the law does not specifically prohibit the use of medical marihuana in those settings. However, the facility or home may have prohibitions. Therefore, you must verify with the facility if using medical marihuana is permitted and under what circumstances or conditions.

Q & A For Medical Marijuana Enforcements in MI

How are the laws and rules of the MMMA enforced?

The MMMP enforces the registration process making sure applications are complete before issuing a registry identification card, terminating incomplete or fraudulent applications, and revoking cards if individuals commit violations of the MMMA. The MMMP verifies the validity of a registration card of patients and caregivers with local and state law enforcement personnel if they call the MMMP requesting such information. Local and state law enforcement personnel may take any action they believe is necessary to enforce the criminal laws of the state, including violations of the MMMA. Local and state law enforcement actions may vary.  The MMMP has no authority to direct the activities of local and state law enforcement agencies.

Can the police search me just for having a patient registry card?

No, not under Michigan law. Possession of, or application for, a registry identification card does not alone constitute probable cause to search the person or property of the person possessing or applying for the registry identification card or otherwise subject the person or property to inspection by any governmental agency, including a law enforcement agency.

Will paraphernalia associated with my medical use be protected?

Yes, in Section 4 of the MMMA, asserting medical use of your “paraphernalia relating to the consumption of marihuana” is an affirmative defense.

Keep a copy of your application if you have not yet been approved yet, you were denied or terminated to provide to law enforcement officers  with a copy of your written documentation submitted to the department. You will need to also submit proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the documentation. This documentation shall have the same legal effect as a registry identification card, until such time as you receive your card or you have received notification that your application has been approved, denied or terminated.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Medical Marihuana Registry
PO Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909

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