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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.
For more on Recreational uses, facts, and information, check out more below:
The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis; Vaping vs. Smoking
The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis; Vaping vs. Smoking
A large part of the choice between smoking and vaping comes down to an individual user’s personal preference, but there are other factors that can impact which one you choose. Understanding the long term effects of using cannabis and the different methods of consumption before you choose one or the other to use on a regular basis will help you make an informed decision you can be comfortable with over the long term. Here are a few things you should know about each method of smoking cannabis and how they work before selecting one.
Why Does Weed Cost So Much?
Why Does Weed Cost So Much?
As the state of Michigan continues to rake in money from the sale of recreational marijuana, many people in the state wonder why it is that the cannabis products they buy aren’t decreasing in price. For those who shop for marijuana often, it may seem that the cost of cannabis products is too high and stays that way over time. Compared to the price of marijuana in other states where it is legal, it’s true that Michigan can be more expensive, especially when compared with states like Colorado or Oregon. These states have well established recreational marijuana programs and plenty of supply to feed the market after years of working out the kinks in the system.
Who Uses Recreationally? The Facts, Figures and Stats
Who Uses Recreationally? The Facts, Figures and Stats
Cannabis provides a variety of medicinal benefits including treating pain, relieving anxiety, insomnia, migraines, digestive issues, just to list a few. It is also enjoyed by people because they enjoy the relaxing effects. Marijuana use is growing in popularity, becoming more mainstream and publicly accepted as more and more states (33 and the District of Columbia), including Michigan have legalized its use for both medical and recreational use. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States that tens of millions of people use. In fact, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, “about half of Americans, approximately 78 million people, claimed to have used marijuana at some point in their lifetime.”
How are Michigan Senior Citizens Enjoying Cannabis?
How are Michigan Senior Citizens Enjoying Cannabis?
If you’re a senior citizen who is getting ready to try marijuana for the first time in decades, you might be surprised by the other customers you see in the store with you. All across the nation, and here in Michigan, seniors make up a large portion of the people purchasing marijuana products. While some may just be looking to have fun by experimenting with the legal cannabis products, the majority are there to seek a natural form of relief from medical ailments.
Anatomy of a Vape Pen
Anatomy of a Vape Pen
Vape pens or harsh oil pens are designed as a vaporizer for cannabis and oils. These handheld devices use battery power to turn liquid and oil into a vapor that is inhaled into the lungs. Vape pens are not all created equally and there are many varieties on the market designed for many different products. They are called pens because their small compact design looks similar to a writing pen. Today, we’re breaking down the anatomy of a standard vape pen meant to fill with cannabis oil.
Cooking with Cannabis? Start Here.
Cooking with Cannabis? Start Here.
Cooking with cannabis can be somewhat intimidating for beginners but once you know the basics, you will see that cannabis is simply another ingredient for your favorite recipes. Since you are interested in learning more about cooking with cannabis, here are some basics to get you started on your recipe for success.
How to Store Marijuana – A Quick Guide
How to Store Marijuana – A Quick Guide
Taking time to take care of your cannabis will make the difference between a good experience or not so good experience. It doesn’t matter if you grow your own and are looking for proper storage protocol or buy different buds from local dispensaries and need to store it in-between visits. There are a few basics to follow. Here is a quick guide.
Why People Get High Every Day
Why People Get High Every Day
The most widely used “illicit” drug in the world is cannabis. The 2017 United Nation’s World Drug Report estimates that the number of users could be as high as 238 million worldwide. Cannabis has been known to have medicinal and psychoactive feelings since the ancient times when physicians cautioned against taking too much of it.
Health and Happiness Using Cannabis
Health and Happiness Using Cannabis
For the last 100 years or so, people have been made to believe that cannabis is actually the devils lettuce. All the good health benefits that the ancients knew were thrown out of the window in favor of the addictive opiates that are loaded with dozens of side effects.  Health, happiness and cannabis are three words that many believed could never exist on the same page ever since cannabis was labeled a schedule I drug by the federal government. If you are still stuck with that thought, then it is time to reconsider.
Grocery Stores are Rolling Out CBD Products – What It Means for You
Grocery Stores are Rolling Out CBD Products – What It Means for You
Looking at the US market for CBD products, its growth since 2018 can only be described as humongous. Its 80% growth to generate $591 million was just the beginning and it is expected to generate about $22 billion by 2022. The stigma that has for a long time been associated with the use of cannabis is slowly fading thanks to the new ‘cure all’ compound called CBD.  CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been found to have a wide range of health benefits. With the legalization of medical marijuana in almost two thirds of U.S. states, everyone is rushing to get a share of this golden cake.
4 Ways to Enjoy Cannabis Without Having to Smoke It
4 Ways to Enjoy Cannabis Without Having to Smoke It
Cannabis is no longer the feared drug that was made illegal about 100 years ago. It all started with the legalization of medicinal cannabis and now its recreational use is following suit. Although it has not been definitely found to be safe based on limited research, there is suddenly a rush to use cannabis or CBD for its enormous health benefits. It acts as an effective pain reliever, an anti-inflammatory, mood stabilizer and immune booster among others.
What Is Hemp & CBD Oil?
What Is Hemp & CBD Oil?
Although the term CBD oil became very popular as recently as 2017, this compound was actually extracted by Roger Adams around the same time that cannabis was removed from the list of pharmacopoeia. This was in the early 1940s and it took him some years later, with the help of other scientists, to actually realize what he had discovered.
How to Start a Cannabis or CBD Retail Business
How to Start a Cannabis or CBD Retail Business
There has never been a better time to start cannabis/CBD retail than now. Cannabis has for about a century been kept under lock and key and then suddenly, it reappears and everyone realizes that it was not the devil’s lettuce after all. Instead, it is simply a misunderstood ‘cure all’ that should have saved the world from chronic pain, mental disorders, heart diseases, neurodegenerative disorders plus myriad of other health conditions.
The Latest Stats & Facts Around Recreational Marijuana Use
The Latest Stats & Facts Around Recreational Marijuana Use
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant which is used for medicinal and recreational purposes. This commonly used drug has many names that include cannabis, herb, pot, Mary Jane, grass, weed and bud. Its use dates back to 2700.B.C among the Chinese and by 500.A.D, it had spread as far as India, Europe and North Africa. Having been introduced to the Americas by the Spanish explorers in mid 1500s, its recreational use did not start until the early 1900s.
Edibles vs. Smokeables vs. Tinctures: Comparing & Contrasting
Edibles vs. Smokeables vs. Tinctures: Comparing & Contrasting
The cannabis boom is finally here. The health and recreational benefits that have been buried for almost 100 years now are coming back to life. This boom is not without challenges though and the main one has been confusion. It is like being released from serving a 100 year jail term and you are trying to adjust and live normally – hard. Everyone is trying to get a share of the benefits be it health, economic or simply recreational.
How Big Pharma Kept Cannabis Illegal for So Long
How Big Pharma Kept Cannabis Illegal for So Long
The discovery of cannabis as a drug dates back to 2700BC as recorded by a Chinese medical manual. It was used to treat malaria, gout, rheumatism and what the father of Chinese medicine referred to as ‘absent-mindedness.’ By 1500 BC, the Egyptians were using it to treat inflammation while the Arabs and Hindus were using it between 800 A.D. and 1000 A.D. not only to treat diseases but also for recreational purposes. Although it was banned in recent history for being the psychedelic agent of hippies and stoners, there is much evidence that medieval physicians used it to efficiently treat pain and other ailments. These ancient doctors also knew of its intoxicating effects and warned against using too much of it as it could cause mind alteration.
The Popularity of Cannabis & CBD – How Did We Get Here?
The Popularity of Cannabis & CBD – How Did We Get Here?
The discovery of cannabis as a drug dates back to 2700BC as recorded by a Chinese medical manual. It was used to treat malaria, gout, rheumatism and what the father of Chinese medicine referred to as ‘absent-mindedness.’ By 1500 BC, the Egyptians were using it to treat inflammation while the Arabs and Hindus were using it between 800 A.D. and 1000 A.D. not only to treat diseases but also for recreational purposes.
Medicinal vs. Recreational Laws on the Use of Marijuana in Michigan
Medicinal vs. Recreational Laws on the Use of Marijuana in Michigan
It all started with the state California legalizing medical cannabis in the year 1996 and since then, the trend has continued to spread to now 33 out of 50 US states. Of this, only 11 have legalized the total recreational use of Marijuana and this list is getting longer by the year. The federal laws still classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance: a high dependency drug with no acceptable medical use making its distribution a federal offence. This is the reason why the federal prescription of marijuana is prohibited and is usually referred to as recommendations or referrals.
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