The Society of Healing Arts Institute is a holistic and alternative health treatment center that specializes in a number of different healing methods. Many of these do not involve the use of drugs at all, but more include an alternative approach to heal and healing.
SOHAI is an establishment that takes great pride in its ability and knowledge to successfully treat patients. We believe that it is important for patients to be comfortable with their healing practitioners in order for them to receive the most out of their visit. That is why we welcome all questions, follow up with our patients and why we have worked tirelessly to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS
Marijuana is a power and safe medicine, as effective as any medical drug, but natural and much safer. Yet the sigma of using Marijuana as a medicine, keeps many people away from using it. We specializes in the recommendation, evaluation and consultation of Michigan Medical Marijuana, according to the laws of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program. A Michigan Medical Marijuana card will legally protect you from incarceration in the state of Michigan for marijuana possession and use.
MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD RECOMMENDATIONS
If you are a resident living in Michigan and are looking to use marijuana medicine as an alternative to prescription based pills, you have come to the right place. At SOHAI, we provide recommendations for medical marijuana. We also provide education, follow-up care, and in depth-knowledge regarding all things medical marijuana. We believe in the healing properties of medical marijuana and want to ensure you understand all the benefits medical marijuana has to offer.
In order to become a medical marijuana patient, you must a resident of Michigan with a valid state issued photo id. You also must have qualified condition diagnosed by your primary care physician that is listed under the Michigan state medical marijuana laws. If you are in Grand Rapids, Flint or Muskegon Michigan and want to obtain a medical marijuana card, please don't hesitate to contact us. We welcome all Michigan state residents.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR MEDICINAL MARIJUANA IN MICHIGAN
On November 4, 2008, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), which allows seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana (also referred to as medical weed, medical pot or medical cannabis). The Act permits an individual with a qualifying debilitating medical condition to register as a medical marijuana patient with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and avoid criminal penalties under state law for certain medical uses of marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) was established to administer the registration program provided for in Michigan medical marijuana law. The MMMP reviews applications submitted by patients and caregivers wishing to participate in the MMMP and issues medical marihuana registration identification cards to those individuals whose applications are approved.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MICHIGAN
To qualify to use medical marijuana in the state of Michigan, a patient must: Obtain a copy of your medical records indicating diagnosis of a qualifying condition, as listed below. Be sure to bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment. Learn how to request your medical records. Receive a recommendation from a Michigan licensed MD or DO. Find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Michigan here. Register with the Michigan Department of Community Health to obtain a medical marijuana card.
WHAT AILMENTS CAN BE TREATED WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS IN MICHIGAN
Patients must suffer from a debilitating medical condition, defined by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act as: Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, or nail patella.
A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
severe and chronic pain
Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or
Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS
Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor's prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana. Instead, medical marijuana physicians will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with Michigan state law.
According to Michigan marijuana laws, patients and their caregivers are allowed to grow medical marijuana only for the qualified patient's private medical use; they can possess up to 2.5 usable ounces and 12 plants; and they cannot purchase or sell medical cannabis.