Cannabis possession and sales for recreational use are still illegal in the state of Michigan. Cannabis is Schedule I controlled substance, which means possession of any amount is a misdemeanor. This could be punishable by $2,000 in fines or up to a year in prison! Use of weed is punishable by as much as $100 in fines and/or 90 days in the clink.

Medical Cannabis Laws in Michigan

With Michigan slowly working toward legalizing recreational cannabis it is important to understand the laws surrounding medical marijuana growing, buying and using.

Sale of Recreational Cannabis

State dispensaries are where to buy medical cannabis. With a Michigan state issued medical marijuana card patients can purchase cannabis products from bud to edibles, tinctures, and more. Medical usage has been legal since 2012 and purchasing cannabis is easy with a large amount of dispensaries available.

Patients with medical cannabis cards can be in possession of up to 2.5 ounces of ‘usable’ marijuana.

What Medical Conditions Qualify for Medical Cannabis?

With the medical benefits of cannabis getting more attention from physicians, patients, and population in general, the active ingredients of THC and CBD are proven to relive the symptoms of a wide range of ailments including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Arthritis
  • Austism
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel issues
  • Hep C
  • Nail patella
  • Nausea
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Tourette’s

Growing Cannabis for Medical Use