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Michigan Medical Marihuana Program Updates & New Legislation

Posted on | March 2, 2013 | No Comments

Michigan Medical Marihuana Program
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) is a state registry program within the Health Professions Division in the Bureau of Health Care Services at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The program administers the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act as approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008. The program implements the statutory tenets of this act in such a manner that protects the public and assures the confidentiality of its participants.

NEW! Legislation was recently passed that amends the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program is reviewing these recently passed legislative bills and is working to implement the changes in accordance to the bills. Please watch this website for further information.

Click on the links below to read the new legislation:

Public Act 460 of 2012 (House Bill 4856)
Public Act 512 of 2012 (House Bill 4851)
Public Act 514 of 2012 (House Bill 4834)

Helpful Information:

  • Do not send duplicate applications. This slows down the application process and creates problems for our staff.
  • If you submitted your application prior to the end of November 2012 and have not received your registry ID card, please call 517-373-0395 and select option #3.
  • To assist our staff in expediting and processing a renewal application make sure you submit your application on a Renewal Application with your registry identification number on the form.

Program Statistics as of 1/31/2013: 

  • 355,398 original and renewal applications received since April 6, 2009.
  • 126,739 active registered qualified patients.
  • 26,404 active registered primary caregivers.
  • 32,383 applications denied — most due to incomplete application or missing documentation.
  • Applications are reviewed within 15 days of receipt. Incomplete applications are denied and applicants are then notified of denial by certified and regular mail.
  • Complete applications, change forms and reapplications for previous denials are then processed in the date order in which they are received. If a denial letter is not received then the application is deemed valid. The statute currently allows for a copy of a valid application submitted to serve as a valid registry identification if the card is not issued within 20 days of its submission to the department.
  • The Notice of Approval will be sent only with the registry ID card. If the registry ID card is not received within 12 weeks of the department’s receipt of a valid application, please call 517-373-0395 and select option #3.
  • There is a reduced registration fee. For information on what documents must be submitted with the application click here for the Reduced Fee Eligibility Information


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