F.A.Q.

This page is for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Consult an attorney licensed in Michigan for further information.

Can I carry a gun or have a CPL and be a patient or caregiver?

It is federally illegal to carry a gun or have a CPL and be a patient or caregiver. In Michigan, this prohibition is enforced on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis. The decision to carry a gun or have a CPL is at your own risk.

Can I be disciplined or terminated from my job for using medical marijuana?

Yes. Patients and caregivers have very little workplace protection. Private employers are permitted to enforce their drug policies and are not obligated to accommodate any medical marijuana activity, on or off the job.

Can my doctor/healthcare provider refuse to treat me if use medical marijuana?

Yes. Many doctors and healthcare providers (including the veteran’s administration) refuse to treat medical marijuana patients due to a variety of reasons including malpractice, insurance, employment restrictions, social security disability/Medicare reimbursement, and federal prohibition.

Can my landlord prohibit medical marijuana activities?

Yes. There is no provision in the MMMA which requires a landlord to accommodate medical marijuana related activities.

Can my case be dropped or expunged if Michigan legalizes marijuana this November?

No. The November 2018 ballot initiative is not retroactive and has an effective date 1 year after voted into law, if it is.

Can CPS take my children away due to my medical marijuana activities?

No. Patients and caregivers cannot be denied any right or privilege by a state or local agency solely based on activity compliant with the MMMA.

Will I fail a drug test if I only take “CBD” products?

Very likely. So-called “CBD products” are often mislabeled, rarely tested, and almost always derived from the Cannabis sativa L. Even trace amounts of THC can be detected in a drug screen.

Can patients or anyone else help maintain my grow?

No, not even if they are “the patient’s” plants. Plants can only be possessed by a registered primary caregiver or a registered qualifying patient who has not elected a caregiver. No other individuals may maintain or help with a grow in any way.