mLive reports that you can now apply online or renew medical marijuana cards in Michigan through a state website which should greatly speed the process:

“If an applicant’s physician certifies the medical use of marijuana online, the patient could potentially be issued a registry identification card within 2-3 business days,” said Andrew Brisbo, director of the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, in a statement.

The state’s Bureau of Marijuana Regulation has been adding online services for medical marijuana patients for the past several months. Previously patients had to apply, renew and update their information by mailing in paper documents.

…This January officials have added new features to the online account options, including the ability to update patient personal information, remove caregivers and the option to withdraw from the program.

“We are pleased to be able to make these services available online,” said Orlene Hawks, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs director, in a statement. “It’s a small but significant step in making access to government services easier for Michigan residents. Our new online capabilities deliver services where and when and at the times our constituents need them.”

The new online services also extend to doctors who register with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, who will be able to certify their patients’ medical use of marijuana online after conducting in-person medical evaluations.

Read more at mLive and click here for the State Medical Cannabis Portal.

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