LARA-MMFLA-UPDATE-Reminds Michigan Temporary Operators Ohio Patient ID Cards

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LARA-MMFLA Update-Per Rule 40, Section 2(a) of the Emergency Rules, a licensed provisioning center may sell or transfer marihuana product to a visiting qualifying patient if all of the following are met:

Update-The licensee verifies that the visiting qualifying patient has a valid unexpired medical marihuana registry card or its equivalent issued in another state, district, territory, commonwealth, or insular possession of the  United States that allows the medical use of marihuana.

The licensee confirms that the visiting qualifying patient presented his or her valid driver license or government-issued identification card that bears a photographic image of the visiting qualifying patient.

All provisioning centers within the State of Michigan that are currently operating temporarily with local approval are advised that no patient identification (ID) cards are being issued by the state of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) at this time. LARA-BMMR has been informed that the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will not be issuing valid Ohio patient registry cards until September 2018. Any patient ID card presented from the state of Ohio to a provisioning center in Michigan before September 2018 is considered invalid and constitutes a violation of Rule 40 Section 2(a) of the MMFLA Emergency Rules.

Based on the available data, the following states are currently issuing medical marihuana cards
or registration certifications to patients:

• Alaska
• Arizona
• California
• Colorado
• Connecticut
• Delaware
• Florida
• Hawaii
• Illinois
• Maine
• Maryland
• Massachusetts
• Minnesota
• Montana
• Nevada
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York
• Ohio#
• Oregon
• Pennsylvania
• Rhode Island
• Vermont
• Washington
• Washington DC
• West Virginia*

# Has a medical marijuana program, but will not issue patient ID cards until September 2018.

* Has a medical marijuana program, but will not issue patient ID cards until July 1, 2019.

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