• You can have up to 12 marijuana plants at a time; however, you can never have more than 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana.
  • Any medical marijuana that a primary caregiver grows has to be in a locked, enclosed facility.  It has to be covered on the top, bottom and all sides.
  • A person cannot be denied custody or visitation of a minor child just because they have medical marijuana.  It has to be proven that there is unreasonable danger in order to have medical marijuana denied custody or visitation.
  • A person who has a medical marijuana card may only use one caregiver to get their marijuana from.
  • You can use any device you want to smoke your marijuana.
  • A person cannot be given any sort of criminal or civil penalty or disciplinary action involving professional licensing or anything like that just because they are in the presence of medical marijuana use or assisting a registered, qualified patient with administering marijuana.
  • If you are arrested for possession of marijuana and then get your medical marijuana card after the arrest, it does not have a retroactive ability.  You need to have the card before you are found in possession in order to be found not guilty of that offense.
  • A primary caregiver may assist no more than five qualified patients at a time.
  • A registered identification card is good for one year after issuance.  After that, the card needs to be renewed.
  • Having or applying for a registered identification card does not give the police any sort of probable cause or reasonable suspicion nor does it give them a reason to search you or your property based on just the fact that they applied or have a registered medical marijuana card.
  • If you do have a medical marijuana license, you are still not allowed to smoke it on public transportation or any public place, nor can you operate or navigate a vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana.
  • You can’t undertake any task while under the influence of marijuana if being under the influence would be evidence of professional malpractice.
  • The patient and caregiver cards are totally CONFIDENTIAL
  • You are still not allowed to possess marijuana on a school bus or on any preschool, primary or secondary school.
  • In order to be issued a valid medical marijuana card, it has to be shown that the doctor who qualified you did review all of your medical files and did give you some sort of physical exam.
  • A person cannot be a primary caregiver if they have a felony conviction involving illegal drugs.
  • A registered primary caregiver can receive compensation for the costs associated with assisting for the medical marijuana; however, this does not count as a sale of a controlled substance under state law.
  • The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program information is confidential and is not subject to disclosure in any form or manner.


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