Michigan

Michigan

246,039
Registered Patient Population
2.62%
of Total Population Represented by Patients
264
Total Medical Retail Locations Currently in Operation
932 : 1
Patients : Retail

Cannabis is legal to all adults over 21 in Michigan. Any adult may cultivate up to six plants at home, 12 plants in a household of two or more adults. Adults may possess up to 2.5 ounces while patients may possess up to 10. Due to the popularity of Michigan’s adult-use program and an inadequate supply chain, patients face limited product availability continuing as a rule allowing medical caregivers to provide products to dispensaries sundowns. Michigan offers the same protections to out of state patients, however does not allow for visiting patients to shop at in state dispensaries as patients.

Patient Rights and Civil Protection 82/100   
Arrest Protection 40/40
Affirmative Defense 15/15
Parental Rights Protections 8/10
DUI Protections 4/5
Employment Protections 2/5
Explicit Privacy Standards 7/7
Housing Protections 0/5
Does Not Create New Criminal Penalties for Patients 3/5
Organ Transplants 0/5
Reciprocity 3/3
Access to Medicine 87/100   
Allows Distribution Programs 35/40
– Allows Access to Dried Flowers 15/15
– Allows Delivery 5/5
– No Sales Tax or Reasonable Sales Tax 5/5
– Allows for a Reasonable Number of Dispensaries 5/5
– Does Not Require Vertical Integration 2/2
– Ownership/Employment Restrictions 1/2
– Provisions for Labor Standards 0/2
– Environmental Impact Regulations 0/2
– Choice of Dispensary Without Restrictions 2/2
Noncommercial Cultivation 15/20
– Personal Cultivation 15/15
– Collective Gardening 0/5
Explicit Right to Edibles/Concentrates/Other Forms 10/10
Does not Impose Bans or Limits on THC 7/10
Does not Impose Bans on CBD 10/10
Local Bans/Zoning 10/10
Comprehensive Qualifying Conditions 48/50
Adding New Conditions 9/10
– Law/Regulations Allow for New Conditions 5/5
– System Works for Adding New Conditions 4/5
Reasonable Access for Minors 8/10
Reasonable Caregiver Background Checks 3/4
Number of Caregivers 2/2
Patient/Practitioner-Focused Task Force or Advisory Board 0/2
Reasonable Fees (Patients and Caregivers) 8/10
Allows Multiple-Year Registrations 2/2
Reasonable Physician Requirements 5/5
Does Not Classify Cannabis as a Medicine of Last Resort 5/5
Functionality 78/100   
Patients Able to Access Medicine at Dispensaries or by Cultivation 45/50
No Significant Administrative or Supply Problems 7/15
Patients Can Receive Legal Protections Within Reasonable Time Frame of Doctor's Recommendation 10/10
Reasonable Possession Limits 4/5
Reasonable Purchase Limits 4/5
Allows Patients to Medicate Where They Choose 4/5
Covered by Insurance/State Health Aid 0/3
Financial Hardship (Fee Waivers/Discount Medicine) 4/7
Consumer Safety and Provider Requirements 84/100   
Dispensing 22/25
Staff Training 4/5
Standard Operating Procedures 5/5
– Facility Sanitary Conditions 1.25/1.25
– Storage Protocols 1.25/1.25
– Reasonable Security Protocols 1.25/1.25
– Inventory Control 1.25/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 5/5
Product Labeling 3.34/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification 1.67/1.67
– Allergens 0/1.67
– Potency/Compound Identification 1.67/1.67
Required Testing 5/5
– Active Compound Identification 1.67/1.67
– Contaminants 1.67/1.67
– Potency 1.67/1.67
Grow/Cultivation 23/25
Staff Training 5/5
Standard Operating Procedures 5/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 0.71/0.71
– Workforce Safety Protocols 0.71/0.71
– Storage Protocols (Short-Term and Long-Term Storage) 0.71/0.71
– Reasonable Security Protocols 0.71/0.71
– Batch and Lot Tracking 0.71/0.71
– Disposal/Waste 0.71/0.71
– Water Management 0.71/0.71
Pesticide Guidance 3/5
– Pesticide Guidance 1/2.5
– Pesticide Labeling 2/2.5
Required Testing 5/5
– Active Ingredient Identification 1.25/1.25
– Contaminants 1.25/1.25
– Potency 1.25/1.25
– Sample Retention 1.25/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 5/5
Manufacturing 22.34/25
Staff Training 4/5
Standard Operating Procedures 5/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 1/1
– Workforce Safety Protocols 1/1
– Storage Protocols 1/1
– Reasonable Security Protocols 1/1
– Batch and Lot Tracking 1/1
Product Labeling 3.34/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification 1.67/1.67
– Allergens 0/1.67
– Potency and Compound Information 1.67/1.67
Required Testing 5/5
– Active Ingredient Identification 1/1
– Contaminants 1/1
– Potency 1/1
– Shelf Life Testing 1/1
– Sample Retention 1/1
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 5/5
Laboratory Operations 16/25
Staff Training 3/5
Method Validation in Accordance with AHP Guidelines 0/5
Result Reporting 3/5
Independent or Third Party 5/5
Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols 5/5
– Equipment and Instrument Calibration 0.83/0.83
– Sample Tracking 0.83/0.83
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 0.83/0.83
– Disposal/Waste 0.83/0.83
– Storage Protocols 0.83/0.83
– Workforce Safety Protocols 0.83/0.83
Covid Response 20/20   
Delivery Available? 6/6
Curbside Pickup Available? 2/2
Medical Cannabis Essential? 7/7
Telemedicine Available? 5/5
Excerpted from ASA's 2020 State of the States Report.

In This Section

Michigan Medical Cannabis Laws & Regulations

In 2008, Michigan voters passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act through the state's initiative process. The Act is very comprehensive.

Becoming a Patient in Michigan

In Michigan, a patient with a debilitating disease whose doctor recommends marijuana may use medical marijuana with the proper state-issued ID. A patient may elect to have a primary caregiver assist them in growing and using marijuana.

Recommending Cannabis in Michigan

Medical professionals recommending medical cannabis must be licensed a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery fully licensed by the state of Michigan.

Michigan Advocacy

Find local ASA Chapters, Action Groups and Affiliates in Michigan and get involved in local campaigns.

The State of Medical Marijuana in Michigan

The State of Medical Marijuana in Michigan