While medical marijuana has been under federal threat since Jeff Sessions became attorney general, a deal reached just last week with lawmakers seems to have safeguarded states’ legal marijuana programs, leading many in Michigan to take a deep (or, um, very deep) breath of relief. Since we’ve all dodged that federal bullet, we figured there’s no better way to celebrate than by compiling a comprehensive guide for everything you need to know, everyone you need to see, and everywhere you need to go to get legal, medical marijuana in the state.
Dr. Nina Robb, who operates a medical marijuana practice in Southfield called Integrity Medicine, has over six years of experience in medical marijuana certifications. She’s also taken the course required of doctors who assist medical marijuana patients in New York state. Dr. Robb wanted to make sure to dispel a few myths about medical marijuana in Michigan, starting with the idea of prescriptions.
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“First of all, there’s no such thing as a prescription for medical marijuana in the state of Michigan,” Dr. Robb explained. “What you get is a certification — the physician is certifying for the state of Michigan that the patient has a condition that qualifies them to use marijuana medically. You have to see that physician face to face, you need to bring in state-issued ID, and medical records that prove you have the condition. Once you do that, the paperwork is sent off and approved by the state and the state sends you a card.”
“It’s very important and required by the state that there’s a bona fide patient/physician relationship,” Dr. Robb added. “The doctor needs to be in a business