The state is advising Michigan residents to beware of third parties if they are seeking a medical marijuana registry card.
According to a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michiganders who want to register as medical marijuana patients should apply directly to the state.
The Department warned that using third parties can delay applications and increase the possibility of fraudulent submissions and misuse of documents.
The Department said third parties are incorrect when they tell patients they can use their registration applications and physician certifications as "temporary" registration cards.
To avoid arrest, a patient or caregiver must present a valid medical marijuana registry ID card and a valid driver license or other government-issued ID with photo.
You can learn more here about the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program and its application and registration process.
Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use by ballot in 2008.