Michigan Medical Marijuana Process Begins April 6, 2009

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program is set to begin April 6, 2009. Beginning on this date, patients may submit an application to participate in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program.

Applicants must have a “debilitating” illness or condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Chron’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or other diseases or treatments that produce cachexia, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.

Applications must be accompanied by an application fee and a written certification signed by the patient’s attending physician, indicating that the patient has a qualifying debilitating illness or condition. Applications will be reviewed within 15 days. If approved, a registry identification card will be mailed to the patient within five days.

For more information regarding the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, please see http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_51869—,00.html.

For more information, please call Abby Pendleton, Esq., Robert Iwrey, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. or Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.