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2019-02-06 / News

Michigan’s Online Options Expanded for Medical Marijuana Patients

In order to increase efficiency, reduce processing times and improve customer service, the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation (BMR) has expanded its Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) online processes to include many more services for Michigan’s medical marijuana patients.

The following actions are now available online:

—Medical marijuana patients without a caregiver can apply for medical marijuana registry identification cards online and check the status of their applications. (This service is available for patients whose physician has registered for an online account.)

—Current patients without a caregiver can renew their medical marijuana registry identification cards. (This service is available for patients whose physician has registered for an online account.)

—Current patients without a caregiver can update their name and/or address and request replacement cards.

—Current patients can remove their caregiver and/or withdraw from the MMMP via their online account.

“We’re pleased to be able to make these services available online,” said Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs director Orlene Hawks. “It’s a small but significant step in making access to government services easier for Michigan residents. Our new online capabilities deliver services where and when and at the times our constituents need them.”

“Our new system allows for a much quicker turnaround on medical marijuana applications,” added BMR director Andrew Brisbo. “If an applicant’s physician certifies the medical use of marijuana online, the patient potentially could be issued a registry identification card within two - three business days.”

Physicians who register with the MMMP for a secure online account will be able to certify their patients’ medical use of marijuana online. 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 Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.

At any time patients can check the status of their application by logging into their account at www.michigan.gov/BMRonline.

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