The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs… also known as LARA has released information to inform and advise patients regarding the registration process for acquiring a registry identification card for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program.
The Agency is reminding patients who are in the application process that the MMMP is a state registry program and has no affiliation to any dispensary, caregiver, or physician… even one who references MMMP in their name or advertising.
Lara says that third-party business operations that tell patients that their application and physician certification serve as a temporary registration card are putting the patients at risk of possible arrest.
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008 states that a patient or caregiver must present their valid registry identification card and a valid driver license or photo ID – to law enforcement to be protected from arrest.
The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation recommends that applicants wait until they receive a registry card before engaging in the medical use of marihuana.
More information can be found at www.michigan.gov/mmp.