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Michigan Considers Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

February 12, 2019 - 9:48 am

LANSING (WWJ) - The state is proposing to change some rules for medical marijuana patients and caregivers.

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said the changes would lower the registry card application fee while eliminating fees associated with processing, updating and replacing registry identification cards.

"The proposed updated rules will dramatically lower the costs associated with medical marijuana registry cards for Michigan residents," LARA Director Orlene Hawks said in a statement. 

The new proposal would cut the fee for patient applications from $60 to $40, increase the renewal period for patients from 60 to 90 days, and eliminate the $10 fee to update the name or address on a registry card. The rules would also eliminate the $25 caregiver criminal background check processing fee.

A public hearing will be held in the coming months to hear comments on the proposed rules.