Michigan

Michigan

241,216
Registered Patient Population
2.42%
of Total Population Represented by Patients
291
Total Medical Retail Locations Currently in Operation
829 : 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 Protections 80/100   
Arrest Protection 25/25
Affirmative Defense 20/20
Parental Rights Protections 20/20
DUI Protections 10/10
Employment Protections 0/20
Explicit Privacy Standards 5/5
Access to Medicine 70/100   
Authorizes Retail Access 10/10
Alternative Accessibility Methods 20/20
- Authorizes Delivery 10/10
- Authorizes Curbside Pickup 10/10
Personal Cultivation 15/15
Collective Gardening 0/5
Sufficient Number of Licenced Retailers 20/30
Reciprocity 5/20
Program Functionality 93/100   
Legal Protections Within Reasonable Time Frame 20/20
Reasonable Possession Limits 8/10
Reasonable Purchase Limits 10/10
Telemedicine for Physician Certifications 15/15
Patient and Physician Representation in Program Decision Making 20/20
Reasonable Caregiver Standards 5/5
- Background Checks 2/2
- Number of Caregivers 3/3
Reasonable Physician Standards 5/5
Access to Administration Methods 10/10
- Allows Dried Flower 5/5
- Allows Edibles, Concentrates, and Other Forms 5/5
Provides Access to Minors on School Grounds 0/5
Affordability 50/100   
Sales Tax Break for Patients and Caregivers 20/20
Covered by State Insurance or Health Aid 0/20
Reasonable Registration Fees 20/20
Financial Hardship Waivers or Discounts 0/20
Donation Program 0/10
Allows Multi-Year Registrations 10/10
Health and Social Equity 59/100   
State Program Protections 25/25
Housing Protections 10/25
Access for Minors 5/10
Access in Underserved Areas 5/10
List of Qualifying Conditions is Exhaustive or All Inclusive 7/10
Allows Patients to Medicate Where they Choose 0/10
Organ Transplants 5/5
Ownership or Employment Restrictions 2/5
Consumer Protection and Product Safety 100/200   
Total 18/50
Quality Management Systems 5/10
Staff Training 0/10
Standard Operating Procedures 2/8
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 0/1
- Workplace Safety 1/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 0/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 0/1
- Water Management 0/1
- Records Management 0/1
Pesticide Usage Limitations 2/2
Environmental Impact Regulations 2/2
Required Testing 6/8
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Microbials 1/1
- Aflatoxins 0/1
- Pesticides 1/1
- Heavy Metals 1/1
- Foreign Matter 1/1
- Moisture Content/ Water Activity 1/1
Packaging and Labeling 1/3
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Pesticides 0/1
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting, and Recall Protocol 0/7
Total 35/50
Quality Management Systems 10/10
Staff Training 5/10
Standard Operating Procedures 2/7
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 0/1
- Workplace Safety 1/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 0/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 0/1
- Records Management 0/1
Environmental Impact Regulations 3/3
Required Testing 8/10
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Microbials 1/1
- Aflatoxins 0/1
- Pesticides 1/1
- Heavy Metals 1/1
- Residual Solvents 1/1
- Homogeneity 1/1
- Foreign Matter 1/1
- Water Activity 1/1
Packaging and Labeling 4/5
- Cannabinoids 1/1
- Terpenes 0/1
- Ingredients 1/1
- Allergens 1/1
- Nutritional Content 1/1
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting and Recall Protocol 3/5
Total 7/50
Staff Training 0/20
Standard Operating Procedures 2/7
- Facility Sanitation 0/1
- Workplace Safety 1/1
- Storage 0/1
- Batch and Lot Tracking 0/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 0/1
- Records Management 0/1
Product Testing 5/10
- Product Meets Requirements Before Sale 5/5
- COA Disclosure 0/5
Complaints, Adverse Event Reporting and Recall Protocol 0/13
Total 40/50
Independent or Third-Party 5/5
Laboratory Sampling 5/5
Method Validation 4/4
Quality Management Systems 5/5
Staff Training 10/20
Standard Operating Procedures 7/7
- Facility and Equipment Sanitation 1/1
- Equipment and Instrument Calibration 1/1
- Workplace Safety 1/1
- Sample Tracking 1/1
- Security 1/1
- Waste Disposal 1/1
- Records Management 1/1
Result Reporting 4/4
Score Penalties 0/100   
Gives Regulatory Preference to Adult Use 0/20
Classifies Cannabis as a Medicine of Last Resort 0/15
Administrative or Supply Problems 0/15
Requires Vertical Integration 0/10
Creates New Criminal Penalties for Patients 0/10
Limits Patients to a Single Retailer 0/10
No System for Adding Qualifying Conditions 0/10
Imposes Bans or Limits on THC 0/5
Imposes Bans or Limits on CBD 0/5
Excerpted from ASA's 2021 State of the States Report.
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