Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan

What’s the difference between a caregiver and a drug dealer?

A medical marijuana caregiver is a person whom supplies cannabis for any medical reason. Contrast this to a drug dealer, whom almost always supply marijuana (and typically other drugs) for recreational purposes.

A few Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan revel in the fact that others still consider them drug dealers. But most prefer to distance themselves from that label. In my travels I would say that the vast majority of medical marijuana caregivers in Michigan attempt to stay within the letter of the Michigan Medical Marijuana (Marihuana) Law.

Find a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan

 

 

We have made finding a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan easy. We provide you with a list of local caregivers, you can sort them in a myriad of ways. Create an account and start searching in less than 5 minutes. Grassmatch also certifies caregivers, and provides a way to communicate with them anonymously and safety. You can also read and write reviews. Did we mention this is all free? Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

Whats special about Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan?

By definition, a medical marijuana caregiver in Michigan must supply marijuana only to alleviate their own patients symptoms. That is a subtle but very important distinction in the law. People have gone to jail because they failed to understand this.

Lets see how this really works.

Imagine a medical marijuana caregiver in Michigan. This caregiver supplies any patient with cannabis to alleviate their medical conditions. Unfortunately, Michigan may prosecute this caregiver as a drug dealer. Now imagine a caregiver that supplies only their own patients with marijuana. This caregiver doesn’t have a good understanding of their patients medical conditions. The State of Michigan may consider this person a drug dealer.

Remember – if it wasn’t written down it often doesn’t count in court. This is why we recommend caregivers keep a records of their correspondence and follow ups with their patients.

What does a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan do?

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan, besides trying to keep themselves out of Jail, typically grow the cannabis they sell. Cannabis prefers a very sunny, 75F, 50% relative humidity environment. Michigan’s weather doesn’t cooperate like that, so many Medical Marijuana caregivers in Michigan take to growing their medicine indoors. At the very least, full time caregivers grow partially indoors and in Greenhouses. Growing is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, but not something I recommend to people with limited free time or those who do not own their own property.

How much money can a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan Make?

Not very much. To summarize, Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan get 5 patients only. They can only sell marijuana to those patients for their medical symptoms. As noted by many of Michigan’s leading physicians, usually patients can alleviate their symptoms on 1 oz per week or less. Before we get any hate mail, we should tell you that this is just an estimate. Every patient should be evaluated on an individual basis.

Now we need to make some assumptions to figure out what the salary for a caregiver might be. We assume a sale price of $225 / oz, a production price that averages $100 /oz, and patient consumption consistently of 1 oz / wk. The salary for a fully compliant Caregiver in Michigan is thus $30,000 at best.  Realistically, they will make a lot less because only a few patients will need 4 oz/mo consistently. That’s not a lot of money considering Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan risk their livelihood and freedom.

At Grassmatch, we know how important it is for caregivers to keep 5 good patients signed up at all times. Next, they should attack their costs. Did you know, for example, that hydroponic store nutrients are marked up 1600%+ over horticultural grade nutrients? It’s true, we did the math! A high quality horticultural grade fertilizer (Jacks Professional + Calcium Nitrate), modified for use with marijuana crops with a few key ingredients is much cheaper than the store bought “nutes”.

Plus, the sun and many organic fertilizers (compost, worm bins) are virtually free! With these tricks and a few more, we’ve seen costs as low as $37 /oz indoors. Not bad!

Where are Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan Headed?

We can only guess. Pandora’s box has been opened in several other states allowing for the sale of Marijuana recreationally through heavily taxed government approved channels. With costs of $300 per oz and above, naturally the grey market is flourishing. What we do know – growers selling marijuana directly to consumers will continue to be good business.

Medical Marijuana: Relief for Debilitating Diseases

The medical benefits of Marijuana are unquestionable. After decades of research and controlled studies, now people can find medical marijuana benefits published in respected medical journals. Medical Marijuana is a proven treatment for a wide range of painful medical conditions, and with the right treatment program, troubling side effects can be minimized.

Grassmatch has partnered with the Medical Marijuana community so that access to this alternative treatment is easier than ever before.

Some qualifying conditions treated by Medical Marijuana include:

  1. Cancer
  2. Glaucoma
  3. HIV/AIDS
  4. Hepatitis C
  5. Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS)
  6. Alzheimer’s
  7. Nail patella syndrome
  8. Cachexia (wasting disease)
  9. Severe and chronic pain
  10. Severe nausea
  11. Seizures
  12. Epilepsy
  13. Muscle spasms
  14. Multiple sclerosis

Medical-Marijuana Diseases Cured

How Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Combats the Symptoms of Various Painful Diseases?

  • For Cancer – Marijuana proved highly effective in reducing the nausea stimulated by chemotherapy in cancer. (Learn more about Cancer and Cannabis)
  • For Glaucoma – MMJ helps reduce intraocular pressure in people suffering from glaucoma (Click to learn more)
  • For HIV/AIDS – Medical marijuana proves effective is restoring appetite, debilitating fatigue, cure nausea and curtails weight loss. (HIV/AIDS and Medical Marijuana)
  • For Hepatitis C – Modest cannabis use may offer symptomatic and virological benefit to patients undergoing HCV treatment. Patients using cannabis are also more likely to adhere to their doctors recommended prescription therapies. (Refer the Publication from NCBI)
  • For Lou Gehrig’s disease – Medical marijuana alleviates the unbearable pain associated with this disease. (Check out the Views)
  • For Alzheimer – There is evidence that cannabis slows the neurodegenerative process associated with Alzheimer’s. (Reference: Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons )
  • For Nail-patella syndrome – The cannabinoids in marijuana act as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesics to fight pain, bone disorders, tendons, and scoliosis. (Click to see how Marijuana helps)
  • For Cachexia – Medical marijuana treatment is effective in stimulating appetite, fluid retention and helps to increase body weight in Cachexia patients. (Cannabis and Cachexia)
  • For Severe chronic pains – Cannabinoids prove to be a helpful remedy against the side effects of opiate pain medications and allow many patients to take a lower dose of these highly addictive drugs. (Read the study done by UCSF)
    Researchers at the University of California have been performing controlled studies on marijuana for decades. Their conclusion? Marijuana should be a “first-line treatment” for painful neuropathy problems and for people who fail to respond to other available treatments.
  • For Severe Nausea – Medical marijuana proves to provide effective relief against nausea as a side effect of various debilitating diseases. (Check out the study done by the Medical Journal: ElsevierHealth)
  • For Seizures/ Epilepsy – Cannabis reduces the tenacity of the seizures and convulsive attacks of a man suffering from cerebral palsy. (Look at the News published in the Time Magazine)
  • For Muscle Spasms – Marijuana helps reduce muscular spasms in patients with degenerative neurological disorders. (Refer to the Study done by Vanderbilt University)
  • For Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabis has a startling effect on muscle spasms, tremors, balance, bladder control, speech, and the eyesight. (Is Marijuana an Effective treatment for MS?)

Medical marijuana is proving to be highly effective in fighting the effects of different diseases, and a majority of Americans now supports its use. The chart below provided is by the Pew Research Center, and shows how much traction Medical Marijuana is getting.

Pew Research Center

Our federal government continues to impede the progress of state medical marijuana laws. However, cannabis has already become a boon to many patients. This has compelled researchers and reformists to continue to introduce changes to Marijuana laws to improve the access of marijuana to qualified patients.

Grassmatch as Your Partner

High-quality medical marijuana needs to come from somewhere. At Grassmatch, we know it can be tough to find a great caregiver. Patients want reliable, convenient access to quality medication they prefer at a price they can afford. We created our service, not to cash in on Medical Marijuana; we could have opened a dispensary to do that. Instead, we created a tool to help our own community help itself – a tool to facilitate the direct, person-to-person exchange of Medical Marijuana without all the intermediaries.

Isn’t it great to know your caregiver or patient before getting in touch?

Finding the right medical marijuana caregivers is easy on Grassmatch. We are your partner, and we work juts for you. Sign up at our service FOR FREE, use our search function to narrow down your results, get in touch with local caregivers, and participate in the review process.  You will be helping yourself and your community.

Be sure to contact us with any suggestions you may have for our service.So drop us a message here:

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We invite all caregivers and patients to join our growing community in Michigan and help fight debilitating diseases with medical marijuana.

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Grassmatch Reviews – Find Quality Caregivers

Grassmatch Reviews

Wouldn’t it be great to know your caregiver or patient has a good reputation before contacting him or her? At Grassmatch we have always thought so, and now with a lot of coffee and coding, we bring you Grassmatch Reviews. To access these reviews:

 

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Reviews in Search Results

Grassmatch review ratings display right in member search results. This gives you a quick overview of the reputation of caregivers or patients in your area!

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Zips might just be a caregiver you should contact

Grassmatch Reviews in Full Profile View

Viewing a patient or caregivers full profile will yield rich content about the user. In addition to the rating – comments about the user from other members are shown.

 

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A caregivers full profile review (click to expand)

Using Grassmatch Reviews, you can review other users publicly with your username or anonymously.

Reviews you can Trust

As it turns out creating a review system that users can actually trust is difficult. We went through several different review systems and discovered how easy it is to “self-review”. You’d be amazed how common and easy it is to corrupt review systems across the web, there are even companies devoted to doing just this! Thankfully, Grassmatch is a closed, members only system, and we’ve implemented several slick tricks to help us root out review abuse. We then look over each and every review submitted and ban users that self-review.

Reputation Management like never before

Ebay.com, AirBnB, Uber, and every other popular person-to-person commerce websites use reviews to prevent and root out abuse. In the Medical Marijuana Community legitimate caregivers and patients have had to rely on personal referrals only. Personal referrals are great if you ALREADY know someone connected to a good caregiver or patient – but as Grassmatch’s early success indicates – there are a lot of people that want “in”.

Someone’s Watching You

Grassmatch was always watching it’s users to detect abuse. But now we can have the help of each and every single Grassmatch user to foster our growing community. Did you find a particularly great caregiver on Grassmatch? Let everyone know! Did your patient call late at night – demanding free medicine? Give other caregivers the heads-up.

Did you know that people’s behavior changes when you watch them? It’s a psychological fact! When was the last time you saw someone picking their nose in broad daylight? The same is true when people’s reputation is being tracked online. Like magic, people’s behavior improves. Grassmatch Reviews are not just about “getting rid of the bad guys” but about encouraging everyone to act in a socially responsible, professional manner.

Wanna Talk?

Grassmatch developers are constantly looking for ways to improve our service. Do you have any ideas for us? Would you like to join our growing, Michigan-based team? Email us at support@grassmatch.com and let us know your thoughts. We work for YOU!

7 Steps to a Great MMJ Caregiver Relationship

Who or what is an MMJ Caregiver?

If you don’t want to grow for yourself but your physician has recommended marijuana, it may be time to meet a Medical Marijuana Caregiver (MMJ Caregiver). An MMJ caregiver is like your own personal marijuana grower. In many States procuring marijuana from an MMJ caregiver is legally sanctioned. No matter what your monthly marijuana budget is, purchasing directly from an MMJ Caregiver can mean big savings for you. But if your marijuana budget is over $200 per month, read on about finding a local grower you can purchase from directly. A great MMJ caregiver will also give you access to highly exclusive and desirable strains.

The first question you might ask: how can I find a local MMJ Caregiver? We made our site – Grassmatch – for just that purpose.

And now we are going to tell you, the medical marijuana patient, how to find and keep a great MMJ caregiver.

The 7 Steps to a Great MMJ Caregiver relationship

At Grassmatch we talk to dozens of new patients every single day. Every newbie finds the whole medical marijuana process confusing. Many people are not even aware that they have the option of purchasing marijuana directly from a grower. They don’t know that Grassmatch will hook you up with local MMJ caregivers for free. Certainly they don’t know what they need to do to ensure that their relationship with their MMJ caregiver goes well. Follow the 7 steps below and begin buying affordable, reliable, and high quality medical marijuana.

1. Send in your State Application… NOW!

We recommend that you do not wait to find an MMJ Caregiver to send your application to the state. When you find an MMJ Caregiver you may add them to your registry at any time without delay.  Many caregivers will not register patients who have not received their card yet. Be sure to ask your prospect of any such stipulations to avoid surprises.

2. Interview your MMJ Caregiver

You should begin by honestly assessing your needs first. Travel distance, grow habits, delivery frequency, caregiver availability, and strains available are some of the points to be covered in the initial interview. [We shamelessly mention that all this information easily available at www.grassmatch.com]  But anything else that is critically important to you should be discussed at this time.

3.  Meeting for the first time

Choose a public area like a food court, restaurant or the like. It’s best to avoid home visits at this stage. You don’t need to know where your MMJ Caregiver lives or grows yet anyhow. Select a meeting place that might be used to take your deliveries and judge the travel distance and the area. Your MMJ caregiver may even have access to a professional office or provisioning center. Be courteous, clean, and professional.  Sadly even today caregivers are taking big risks to supply you with medicine. You can help them by being discrete and leaving your favorite marijuana leaf t-shirt at home. At this meeting you can be more personal and get answers to any concerns you may have.

4. Sending a Change Form to the State

The two of you will decide who will do the mailing, and who will pay the change form fees. As an MMJ Caregiver myself I prefer to do the mailing and pay the associated postage and state fees. A Certified Mail/Return Receipt is the safest quickest way to register. A receipt will be mailed back to you when it arrives and a legal supply may begin in 21 days if all of the information is correct on the change forms, and accepted by the state. Your new cards will arrive soon after. It’s important to keep the name, address, and contact information of your MMJ caregiver a private matter.

An MMJ caregiver and patient should arrange communication channels (email/phone/etc). MMJ Caregivers often arrange deliveries back to back so please keep your appointments. Your caregiver owes their other patients the same courtesy. Your first meeting may be awkward but soon you’ll probably be like old friends.

5. Strain Review

Soon after each delivery it’s important for your MMJ Caregiver know what you do and don’t like about the strains provided. There is no reliable way to know what you’ll favor. This changes from one patient to another, and even from day to day. Don’t assume that because you don’t like something it is a poor quality product. Another patient might dislike your favorites too.

6.  Not Happy?

If you’re unsatisfied with your MMJ caregiver services/products you should first discuss the issue with your caregiver and see if you can come to an agreement. Having tried that, if you’re still unsatisfied, or if the problems are just too egregious, you may remove or replace the MMJ caregiver using the State of Michigan MMMP change form. Be sure to inform your caregiver of any changes – this may effect his or her garden.

[If you found your MMJ caregiver on Grassmatch, be sure to leave a detailed review for your caregiver]

Conclusion

Proper communication will go a long way to provide you and your MMJ caregiver with a satisfying experience. Good luck to you. We hope for good fortune in your life.

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