One more roadblock has been demolished that stood in the way of Michigan medical marijuana patients and reliable, safe access to cannabis treatment. On Wednesday, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (which oversees both medical and recreational cannabis in the state) announced that patients can use their approval email from registering in the program to buy cannabis, rather than waiting for a physical registry card to be sent in the mail.
“A process that used to take several weeks now can be done in a single day,” commented MRA Executive Director Andrew Brisbo to Click On Detroit. “We are excited to offer this new online approval option for the state’s medical marijuana patients.”
Before the change, patients had to wait for their their registry card to arrive to begin buying medical marijuana. Even with a recently instituted online processing system, that often meant a lag in seven to 10 business days for them to be ready to go.
Now, patients are authorized to obtain medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary merely by heading over to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) website, uploading the appropriate documents, and presenting their confirmation email to a dispensary.
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