You must meet the requirements in the statutory definition of “caregiver” in MCL 333.26423(h). The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) can be found on our website at www.michigan.gov/mmp.
A patient must submit one of the following to designate you as their caregiver:
A complete Application Packet (if the patient is within 60 days of his or her registry card expiring OR the person is not a current patient with an active registry card)
A complete Add or Change Caregiver Form (if the patient already has an active registry card)
Your $25 processing fee must be submitted with the patient’s Application Packet or Add or Change Caregiver Form (the patient must also submit a $10 fee – total fee is $35).
Your valid state-issued driver license or personal identification card must be submitted with the patient’s Application Packet or Add or Change Caregiver Form.
Note: We will not accept an expired driver license or personal identification card.
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) allows registered caregivers to grow Marijuana for up to 5 patients.
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) permits for 12 plants per patient, or 72 plants total, if the caregiver is also a patient.
The MMMA also limits caregivers to possessing only 2.5 ounces per patient
This amount can be surpassed from harvesting just one plant thus creating an excess amount.
Courts have also ruled that caregiver-to-caregiver transactions are not authorized by the MMMA, yet every single dispensary in Michigan is currently utilizing caregiver-to-caregiver transactions to provide patients with medicine.
Given the chaotic enforcement of the MMMA by state and local law enforcement and the endless conflicting laws, rules and court decisions it makes it virtually impossible for caregivers to operate in complete compliance with the law without taking a financial loss.
With the implementation of the MMFLA, the ever evolving laws and the legalization initiative, some politicians have talked about eliminating all or portions of the MMMA.
Caregivers therefore need to think about their position within the Michigan Marijuana industry.