LANSING – The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) now has an online registration and physician certification process In order to increase efficiency, reduce processing times, and improve customer service.
Patients without a caregiver can apply for medical marijuana registry identification cards online as well as check the status of their applications through a secure online account.
In the near future, patients without a caregiver will also be able to renew registry cards online, request replacement cards online, update their name and/or address online and withdraw from the MMMP online.
Physicians who register with the MMMP for a secure online account will be able to certify their patients’ medical use of marijuana online. However, a certifying physician is still required to have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the patient, complete an in-person medical evaluation of the patient and comply with all other relevant provisions of the MMMA.
Patients may register for an account (one-time task) by going to www.michigan.gov/mmp and print the instructions titled “create an account.”
To apply or renew, patients should follow the “Apply for Patient Only Registry Card” instructions available at www.michigan.gov/mmp, provide the information requested and submit their application with the required fee. Patients will need their certifying physician’s license number to apply online.
After the application is submitted, the certifying physician will receive an email stating that a certification is waiting for his/her approval and he/she will have 15 days from that date to certify the patient’s medical use of marijuana. Applications are not considered complete until the physician certifies the patient. The MMMP will approve or deny the application within 15 business days of the date the physician certifies the medical use of marijuana. If the physician certifies the medical use of marijuana within 24 hours of receiving the email notification, the patient could potentially be issued a registry identification card within 2-3 business days.