Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issues new rules for medical marijuana certification

Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issues new rules for medical marijuana certification

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency has issued new rules for medical marijuana certification:

• The patient application fee (for a two-year card) has been reduced from $60 to $40.

• The $25 caregiver criminal background check processing fee has been eliminated.

• The $10 fee has been eliminated for the following services: updating name or address on a registry card, add or remove a caregiver, and requesting a replacement card.

• The renewal period for patients has increased from 60 to 90 days.

• A provision is now in effect that authorizes patients to change the person designated to be in possession of the plants.

• Email is now included as a method by which the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) may contact a patient, caregiver, or physician.

MRA information can be found at michigan.gov/mmp.

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Larry Gabriel

Larry Gabriel covers cannabis for Metro Times. He also writes the Detroit Watch in the monthly Michigan Cannabis Industries Report. Larry's chapter "Rebirth of Tribe" in the book Heaven Was Detroit, from jazz to hip-hop and beyond chronicles the involvement of Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney,...
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