Michigan Proposes Cutting Fees for Medical Marijuana Patients and Growers
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Michigan Proposes Cutting Fees for Medical Marijuana Patients and Growers

The new rules proposed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs won't go into effect until later this year.

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February 13, 2019

Medical marijuana cardholders and the caregivers who provide them with cannabis will get a break on the cost of getting registered under new rules proposed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The rules, which won’t go into effect until later this year, would lower the cost of a two-year medical marijuana card from $60 to $40 for patients and eliminate several other fees, including a $10 fee to replace or change the address of a medical marijuana cardholder and a $25 fee for a criminal background check for medical marijuana caregivers.

The cost reduction comes 10 years after voters legalized medical marijuana in 2008. When the medical marijuana program first started, the cost for a patient was $100 a year, but that was reduced to $60 every two years in 2014.

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