Question: What if my MI Medical Marijuana Registry ID card is lost or stolen?
Answer: You would submit a signed statement attesting to the fact that your registry ID card has been lost or stolen (whichever applies) requesting a replacement card. Include your full name clearly written, copy of your identification, and $10.00 check or money order made payable to "State of Michigan-MMMP." Mail the statement and fee to: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Medical Marihuana Registry
PO Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
Question: Can patients form growing cooperatives?
Answer: The law does not address this. Consult with your local law enforcement officer or better yet, Cannabis Counsel at www.cannabiscounsel.com or (313) 446-2235.
Q: Is the MMMA recognized by other states? Can I travel to another state with medical marijuana and my MMMP registry identification card and not be ar
Answer: At this time, the MMMP is not aware of any "reciprocity" agreements with any other states to honor the Michigan law. This includes even those states that have medical marihuana laws of their own, such as Washington and California. Because medical marihuana programs vary by state, you may want to contact the state you are traveling to for information on their laws.
Question: I am a valid medical marijuana patient under another state's law. Am I protected?
Answer: Yes, under Section 4(j) of the MMMA, a registry identification card or its equivalent issued by another state government to permit the medical use of marihuana by a qualifying patient or to permit a person to assist with a qualify patient's medical use of marihuana has the same force and effect as a registry identification card issued by the Department.
Question: Can I use marijuana while on parole/probation if I have an MMMP card?
Answer: The authorities that are responsible for your probation/parole/post-prison supervision can impose restrictions on your possession and use of medical marihuana as a condition of your supervision, even if you have a valid MMMP card. Most offenders' supervision is subject to an "obey all laws" condition. Since marihuana possession and use is illegal under federal law, supervisory authorities can sanction an offender for possessing marihuana, even if he or she has an MMMP card. Sanctions could result in your arrest and return to jail. If you are on probation, parole, post-prison supervision, or other form of conditional supervision for conviction of a crime, you should consult with your parole and probation officer regarding whether your possession or use of marihuana may subject you to sanction for violation of the conditions of your supervision." The MMMP will revoke the card of a cardholder if a court issues an order that prohibits the cardholder from participating in the medica
Question: What should I tell my employer if I am subjected to a drug test?
Answer: The MMMA states that employers are not required to accommodate employees who use medical marihuana. You may wish to consult an attorney about whether or not to tell your employer that you are a patient in the MMMP. A patient may contact the MMMP in writing to ask the program to release information about the patient's registration to an employer.
Question: Do I have to tell my landlord that I am a patient in the MMMP?
Other Qs: Can my landlord evict me if I am a patient in the MMMP and have my grow site in my rental housing? Can I live in subsidized housing and be a patient in the MMMP?
Answer: It is up to you to decide whether or not to tell your landlord that you are a patient in the MMMP. Nothing in the MMMA specifically addresses whether or not you can be evicted because you are a patient in the MMMP, even if you have only the amount of medical marihuana allowed by law. Nothing in the MMMA specifically addresses whether or not a person can be an MMMP patient and live in subsidized housing. If you have questions about these important issues, you may wish to talk to an attorney to learn about your rights and protections.
Question: I live within 1000 feet of a school, AKA a "drug free zone". Can I still grow and/or possess my medical marijuana there?
Answer: The MMMA does not address this issue. You may wish to contact an attorney about this issue. (Cannabis Counsel at www.cannabiscounsel.com or (313) 446-2235.
Question: Can I use medical marijuana at work?
Answer: This is up to the employer. Even if you are a registered patient, your employer may still prohibit medical marihuana use in the workplace.
Question: Will my medical insurance cover medical marijuana?
Answer: Probably not. The MMMA does not require a government medical assistance program or commercial or non-profit health insurer to reimburse a person for costs associated with the medical use of marihuana.
Question: If I live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or a retirement home, can I consume medical marihuana?
Answer: Presuming you are registered with the state patient registry and carrying your registry identification card, the law does not specifically prohibit the use of medical marihuana in those settings. However, the facility or home may have prohibitions. Therefore, you must verify with the facility if using medical marihuana is permitted and under what circumstances or conditions.
Question: Will paraphernalia associated with my medical use be protected?
Answer: Yes, in Section 4 of the MMMA, asserting medical use of your "paraphernalia relating to the consumption of marihuana" is an affirmative defense.
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