Welcome to GreenWay Michigan! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in Michigan. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in Michigan
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act is embodied in Proposal 08-1 of the proposed Legislative Amendment, which was approved by 63% of the voters on November 4, 2008, and was made effective in December 2008.
Since its enactment, the law has undergone major amendments. The first was through HB 4856, which was made effective on December 2012. This amendment made it illegal to transport or possess usable marijuana by car unless it is enclosed in a case and is carried in the trunk of the vehicle.
The second amendment was through HB 4834 effective April 1, 2013, which requires proof of residency when applying for Registry ID card and makes the card valid for two years instead of one.
The third amendment was through HB 4851 effective April 1, 2013, which requires a bona fide physician-patient relationship between the certifying physician and the qualifying patient.
The fourth amendment was through the ruling of the Michigan Supreme Court in “State of Michigan v. McQueen” on February 8, 2013, in which dispensaries were declared illegal. As a result of this ruling, medical marijuana patients will have to grow their own marijuana or obtain it from a designated caregiver.
The Program is administered and operated by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHP) within the Michigan Department of Community Health.