Grow Medical Marijuana In Michigan?
The Michigan medical marijuana law basically allows anybody
over 21 to grow medicine for themselves. If they want to
become a patients caregiver they can't have a drug felony on
* Anybody who legally possesses a patient or caregiver
medical marijuana card issued by the Michigan Department Of
Community Health AND has a Yes next to the "Authorized to
Possess Plants:" area on the bottom middle area of the
medical marijuana card can legally grow medical marijuana In
* Anybody 21 years and older who doesn't have a drug felony
can be legal a caregiver in the state of Michigan.
There is a little more to the law than this though.
The state health department has been taking far more than
the 15 working days to issue qualifying patients their
medical marijuana cards. Last I knew they were saying they
wouldn't answer your call unless they cashed your check or
money order over 6 weeks ago.
The law also states that if a patient doesn't get their
cards back from the state 15 days after the state cashes an
applicants check the applicant can legally create their own
paperwork. This issue is very delicate and the state seems
to have neglected to acknowledge this part of the law. They
seem to believe a patient isn't legal to use, grow or
possess marijuana until they have received their card from
I can personally testify that the Michigan State Health
Department took nearly 4 months for one of my patients to
get his card after they cashed his check. This is FAR too
long and totally unacceptable.
The caregiver can't really begin
to grow cannabis for the patient until he gets his caregiver
card issued by the Michigan State Health Department. It
takes about 3 months for a caregiver to harvest his first
crop of medicine for a patient. That comes out to 7 months
for this particular patient to get his medicine.
Each patient can have 12 plants and up to 2.5 ounces of
marijuana. They can either grow it themselves or have a
caregiver grow their marijuana for them.
The caregiver can possess 12 plants per patient and 2.5
ounces of marijuana per patient.
Growing medical marijuana in Michigan and keeping to the
rules of the law is something that every grower needs to
understand how to do.
Make sure you have read the law and understand the law in
it's entirety. Lots of growers are getting harassed by
police because they don't understand their rights.
We have come a long way in the past few years. Michiganders
have been trying to get a petition to pass through for many
years and we finally have our right to grow our own