Travel is a leading industry in the United States with a total of more than 2.2 billion person-trips in 2017 according to the US Travel Association. Whether for business or for leisure, many licensed medical marijuana patients across the country need to travel every so often. Because laws on cannabis use vary from state to state, it can be difficult to determine how to legally medicate when out of state. Luckily if you are traveling to Michigan, Arborside will have you covered.
Arborside is excited to announce that we are now accepting most out of state medical marijuana licensed patients. Because it’s smart to know the laws before you travel, below is some vital information before your visit.
For starters you will need to bring three forms of ID. First is your valid, unexpired medical marijuana card and secondly is your valid, unexpired government issued ID which has your photo. Finally, we require that you bring a third form of identification that has your full name on it such as a school or work ID, or a piece of mail.
If you are traveling from a state that does not issue patient identification cards, we require that you bring all of the equivalent paperwork your state has issued to you. Also, please note that Ohio patients will not be accepted until after September 2018 due to MMFLA Rules.
Michigan permits the sale of medical marijuana only, not recreational. Michigan law also requires you be at least 18 years old to purchase or use medical marijuana. Unfortunately if you are traveling from a state that allows recreational use and do not have a medical card or are under the age of 18, you will not be able to purchase marijuana while in Michigan.
Because Michigan allows the sale of both inhalable and ingestible marijuana you will find a wide variety of products at Arborside to accommodate your specific needs. Patients are allowed to possess a combined total of 2.5 ounces of useable medicine.
Finally, it is important to know the laws about marijuana use in the state or country you’re visiting. Never travel with your medical marijuana. Even if you are a legal patient in your state of residence, marijuana use is still considered a violation of federal law and you could face serious consequences.
For more information please review the statement from LARA: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Ohio_Patient_ID_Cards_and_Out_of_State_Registration_624599_7.pdf