Although the medical cannabis act of the state was on effect from December, 2008, the medical marijuana program of Michigan first went into effect of the 4th of April, 2009. The introduction of the program made the marijuana ID card available to the qualified patients. Once the patients have the card, they can legally ingest and grow cannabis for medical purposes.
For getting the registry identity card, you will need to submit a doctor’s recommendation (stating that you are suffering from an eligible medical condition), complete an application form and pay a fee of $100. Some of the eligible ailments are: glaucoma, crohn’s disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, hepatitis C, cachexia and nail patella. Patients who have obtained the card can keep up to 2.5ounce of dried cannabis or 12 plants of cannabis. The program also states that one cannot use medical marijuana when in public transport or at a school ground.