FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESITONS
Q: DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We serve many patients, so it is better for everyone if you make an appointment ahead of time. We do take a limited number of walk-in appointments. To make an appointment or for more information just call: (877) 600-0910 or locally at (231) 421-8000.
Q: WILL I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
A: YES. You will need to bring the $125 for the appointment (cash, money order or cashiers check)
As well as:
1: You will need to bring any medical records that you have that relate to the condition you are seeking to get certified for. These can be records from your primary care physician, emergency room records, chiropractic records, pharmacy records or records from any other health professional who either diagnosed or treated you for your qualifying condition.
*NOTE: As of April 1st, 2013, Michigan requires that you present medical records at or before your appointment for the doctor to review prior to your certification. This is designed to fullfil the requirements of the bonified physician/patient relationship and is meant to protect you should you need a defense in court for your medical use of marijuana.
2: You will also need to bring proof of Michigan Residency. Acceptable forms include:
--Michigan Driver's License or ID Card
--Photo ID with a Michigan Voter Registration Card
3: If you have Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Full or Straight Medicaid, you will need to bring this information with you in order to qualify for the discounted program with the state.
*NOTE: Social Security Disability or Medicare DO NOT qualify you for a discount with the state as of May, 2013.
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO BE LEGAL?
A: The MMMA allows for the state to take up to 20 business days to process your application. Your certification paperwork no longer serves as your card until you receive your actual card. You are NOT fully covered by your certification paperwork. The state allows for patients to renew up to 60 days before you expire, and if you renew outside of this 20 business days, you will retain all legal protections throughout the recertification process.
The state has been getting faster at getting applications processed and cards printed and mailed. Typically cards arrive to the patient and caregiver around 4 to 6 weeks from the date that it is delivered to Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan Medical Marihuana Program in Lansing.