Michigan in 2018 became the first Midwestern state to allow both medical and recreational marijuana use. The law allows anyone 21 or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and to grow as many as 12 plants at home.
The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act allows persons age 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in public, up to 10 ounces at home, and cultivate up to 12 plants at home.
It also sets up a system for the state-licensed cultivation and distribution of cannabis, with sales subject to a 10% excise tax (in addition to the state’s 6% sales tax).
The law went into effect on December 6, 2018, and the first dispensaries opened to the public on December 1, 2019.
Other Michigan Recreational Marijuana Facts
- Adults age 21 and older can have marijuana.
- You can’t consume marijuana in public.
- You can’t drive while under the influence of marijuana.
- You cant cross state lines with marijuana.
- About 79% of Michigan municipalities have banned recreational marijuana dispensaries, according to the Detroit Metro Times.
- That’s almost 1,400 villages, townships, and cities. In these places, it is illegal to buy recreational marijuana from retailers.
- Where it is legal, you can buy up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. But you can’t have more than 15 grams of marijuana in the form of marijuana concentrate at one time. You can only carry up to these amounts as well.
- At home, you can keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana flower as long as it’s in a secure location.
- The state of Michigan doesn’t have a limit for how much THC can be in a marijuana product. This means that consumers are responsible for checking THC concentrations.
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