Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Lawyer Near Royal Oak
MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT
In November 2008, Michigan joined many other states in legalizing medical marijuana use, but because the federal Drug Enforcement Administration still deems all cannabis illegal, navigating the maze of compliance can seem a daunting task for those unfamiliar with the law. Patients, caregivers and dispensaries should be aware that law interpretation and tolerance can even vary by county.
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) is a state registry system monitored by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Proper submission of patient application and physician certification forms is imperative.
If you are not careful, you could be penalized for:
- possession of marijuana paraphernalia
DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT QUALIFY
Disorders and conditions included under Michigan law are:
- positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
- acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- hepatitis C
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- nail patella
a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
- cachexia or wasting syndrome
- severe and chronic pain
- severe nausea
- seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of
or any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the department by rule
Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Restrictions
The law does not permit any person to do any of the following:
- undertake any task under the influence of marijuana, when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice.
- possess marijuana, or otherwise engage in the medical use of marijuana in a school bus, on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school or in any correctional facility.
- smoke marijuana on any form of public transportation or in any public place.
- operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana.
- use marijuana if that person does not have a serious or debilitating medical condition.
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