Michigan Canna Laws

Medical Marijuana Law
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Bruce Leach Law is Michigan’s best answer to your legal marijuana questions.  In the best interest of making sure that everyone knows everything they need to know when researching MMJ laws here in MI, I thought I’d put some basics together.

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail patella
  • Nausea
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana

HOME CULTIVATION

No more than 12 marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility.  Outdoor plants must not be “visible to the unaided eye from an adjacent property when viewed by an individual at ground level or from a permanent structure” and must be “grown within a stationary structure that is enclosed on all sides, except the base, by chain-link fencing, wooden slats, or a similar material that prevents access by the general public and that is anchored, attached or affixed to the ground, located on land that is owned, leased, or rented” by the registered grower and restricted to that grower’s access.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Mich. Comp. Law § 333.26424(j) (2008)
  • Mich. Comp. Law §§ 333.26423; 333.26426(d) (2008)
  • Public Acts 281-283 of 2016

CAREGIVERS

Yes, primary caregiver is a person who has agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marijuana. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The caregiver can never have been convicted of a felony involving illegal drugs, or must not have been convicted of any felony within the last ten years, or any violent felony ever.. Each patient can only have one primary caregiver. The primary caregiver may assist no more than 5 qualifying patients with their medical use of marijuana. State-qualified caregivers must not have been convicted of any felony within the last ten years, or any violent felony ever.

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