MMMP Certifications

For Eligible Residents of Michigan

At The Tree House in Coldwater, we have a highly qualified physician in-house twice a month to certify eligible residents of the State of MI to use medical marijuana. The dates of MMMP certification will always fall on a Saturday. We are open to take appointments 7 days a week!

The Step-By-Step

Our doctor will certify you for a nominal fee, which is reduced for renewals. If for some reason you do not meet the medical requirements mandated by MI state law, you will be refunded this nominal fee in full.

On the day of your appointment, you are required to bring:

  • A valid state ID or MI driver's license
  • Medical records, which show a diagnosis for your qualifying condition
  • A smiling face

The entire process on Doctor Day usually takes each individual no longer than 30 minutes. There are two short pages for you to fill out by hand, with which we will happily assist those of you in need! Your state-issued application page and doctor's certification page will be filled out by the staff at The Tree House. Easy, right?

After you see the doctor, you will be handed an envelope filled with all of the required paperwork. The fee to the State of MI is $60.00 for patients who reserve the right to grow their own 12 medicinal plants. This fee is accepted by the state in the form of a check or money order.

If you wish to designate a caregiver to grow your 12 plants for you, the state requires an additional fee of $25.00 in order to perform a background check on this individual. More information on becoming or designating a caregiver can be found below. Once you have included a check or money order with the applicable fee, your envelope is ready to be sealed, posted, and mailed to Lansing, where your application process will be finalized.

Would you rather have us mail the application for you? No problem! The Tree House offers an Express Service Option (ESO) for only $15.00! The ESO includes:

  • Conversion of your cash into a check or money order for valid payment of state fees
  • Elimination of a trip to the post office from your busy schedule
  • In the case of a denial from the State of MI, The Tree House will fill out the necessary paperwork and send it back to the state for you at no extra charge*

*More information on Denials can be found below.

As soon as you become a patient with our clinic, you can immediately ease your worrisome mind of scheduling appointments and keeping track of the validity and expiration of your status in the MMMP. Why? Because we will schedule and keep track for you! We follow up with a phone call to notify you of upcoming appointments so that your certification remains perpetually valid and unexpired.

Did something suddenly come up and now you can't be present for your next appointment? No worries! The Tree House works within the confines of the state law so that you have the opportunity to reschedule an appointment without missing any state mandated deadlines! We keep you legal; it's automatic and at no extra cost to you!

The Serious Stuff

The Tree House adheres strictly to the guidelines pursuant to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 and any applicable modifications and amendments to this Act since its inception.

Our steadfast adherence to all of the applicable laws is a safety measure that protects all of us from prosecution. We go above and beyond to ensure the legitimacy of our practices so that you can rest assured on the legitimacy of your certification!


An individual who has been legally certified as a medical marijuana patient is allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. Stems and seeds do not apply to this measurement. This individual is also allowed to grow up to 12 plants for their personal use. However, not everyone is in the position to be able to grow their own medicine. Those who are unable to grow are afforded the option of assigning a primary caregiver

You may assign a caregiver the right to grow up to 12 plants for you, and you alone. The caregiver-patient relationship is currently the only transaction of medicine allowed under state law.

The caregiver is expected to supply you with a reasonable, reliable supply of medicine from your plants (up to 2.5 ounces at a time) and you are expected to financially reimburse the caregiver for his or her services. This financial transaction is not considered a sale of narcotics within the confines of state law.

An individual may become a caregiver as long as he or she is over the age of 21, has not been convicted of a drug- or an assault-related felony, or has had any felony conviction in 10 years prior to applying for a license with the State of MI.

A caregiver may legally obtain up to five patients, not including his or herself. An individual is not required to be a patient in order to obtain a caregiver's license. It is important to note that a caregiver license does not permit the individual holding said license to use medical marijuana. Only a certified patient may use medical marijuana legally.


The State of MI is extremely stringent with their guidelines regarding the information on your MMMP application and the format in which this information is represented. You are responsible for carefully reading and confirming the validity of the information on your application form(s) before leaving The Tree House on the day of your appointment. We will be at your side to help with any questions that may arise henceforth.

However, we are all human, and clerical errors are an inevitability. In the event of a denial, the state will send you a letter stating the specific reason(s) for denying your application. This letter is also a receipt for the state fees you have already paid, so it is very important that you do not throw this away!

Simply bring the denial letter and copies of your paperwork from the day of your certification and The Tree House will resubmit your application to the State of Michigan with the necessary corrections. The fee for resubmitting a denied application is $25.00.*

*Patients enrolled in the ESO will have this fee waived.

HIPAA Compliance

Simply put, we will never share your medical information with anyone whom you have not explicitly allowed access. We believe this information is incredibly personal and, even if it were not required by law, The Tree House would regardless hold this policy in place.

LARA Medical Marijuana Program Forms

Call us today at 517-278-2420 to learn more about our medical marijuana certification process.