Frequently Asked Questions
Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica are generally accepted to be two of the three plant species of the cannabis genus. Aside from different growing habits, they tend to have distinct psychoactive effects as well, allowing cannabis to treat a wide variety of conditions, from a nagging headache to the intense nausea brought on by chemotherapy. As a medicine, sativas are often characterized as providing an “energetic” and “uplifting” effect. Also common is a feeling of well-being and optimism. Sativas provide “a good measure of pain relief for certain symptons” as well. Indica is extremely effective for pain management, insomnia, high blood pressure, decreasing nausea and increasing appetite. They are also great for relaxation, stress relief, and for an overall sense of calm and serenity.
Each patient without a caregiver is allowed to grow 12 plants and may possess 2.5oz at any one time. A primary caregiver can grow 12 plants per patient, up to a maximum of 72 plants (12 each for 5 patients and 12 for themselves).
The process is actually quite simple. If someone has yet to apply for their patient status, all they need to do is fill in the caregiver-to-be’s information into Section B on their state application form. If someone is already a registered patient and doesn’t have a caregiver (or would like to change their caregiver), they simply need to fill out a “Caregiver Change” form. This can be downloaded off of the MDCH’s website, the Green Bee also has copies available. The state charges a $10 fee to process this form. For information about signing the GBC to be your primary caregiver, contact us today.
That’s a loaded question! The truth is, there’s no such thing as a “strongest” strain. Different strains have their own strengths and weaknesses. Similarly, each strain effects each person differently depending on their own unique body chemistry. For example, X strain might not affect patient #1 at all, while still working wonderfully for patient #2.
1. Consult your doctor to see if you have any of the state’s qualifying conditions.
2. Obtain a physician’s certification.
3. Register with the Michigan Department of Community Health (http://www.michigan.gov/mdch) by filling out an “Application Form for Registry Identification Card” and sending it in with your application fee. The Green Bee strongly suggests any potential MMJ applicants to use a personal check when paying their application fee, as it is much easier to confirm its status than a money order. 20 days after your application fee has been cashed, you’re a legal Michigan medical marijuana patient!
That’s all there is to it!
We have a doctor come in about once a month. Check our website for updates or feel free to contact us at (734) 929-2553 for more information.
The doctor’s fee is $200, in addition to the $100 (or $25, depending on medicaid or SSI/SSD) state application fee. Fore more information, please contact us.
You sure can! The GBC does accept paperwork in leau of a medical marijuana patient card. There are three pieces of paperwork that you’ll need to become a member: your application form, your physician’s certification and finally, a copy of the canceled check/money order used to pay your application fee with the date it was cashed on it. The date on check/money order must be 21 or more days since it was cashed by the MI Marijuana Registry Office to be a legal patient. This wait is due to the 20 days allotted to the state to deny or approve a patient’s application.
To become a medical marijuana patient in Michigan, you must register with the MDCH after receiving a qualified doctor’s certification. The application fee will be either $100 or $25, depending on whether or not you have Social Security Income/Social Security Disability or have the proper type of Medicaid. Once the state accepts your application fee, the MDCH has 20 days to approve or deny you. After that, you are officially a legal medical marijuana patient!
Unfortunately, due to being understaffed the Medical Marijuana Program office of the MDCH is extremely backlogged in its processing of new MMP applications. Since it has given priority to renewals, new cards are taking as long as 6 months to be processed. Until you receive your card, it is advised that you carry all your medical marijuana paperwork with you, with copies in your home, car, grow room, etc. It does suck, but not as much as being arrested would for not having it would!
1. Choose space for garden.
2. Enclose space with a lock to stay up to legal standards.
3. Cover walls with reflective material to increase lumins. Visquene (find a plastic, or mylar)
4. Incorporate a vent fan for proper air circulation.
5. Ideally, floors should be concrete in room, but should be covered in white visquene plastic to prevent moisture.
6. Mount hook for lights. Hooks should be able to hold over 30lbs. of weight.
7. Procure proper garden tools.
8. Place plants under light and water as needed. 1000 watt hps light leaves a 6×6 foot print.
Yes, non-patients are allowed in the building but must remain in the front lobby. We have various reading materials (and a friendly and outgoing staff) to keep them occupied during your visit.