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Is marijuana completely legal in Michigan?

On Behalf of | Mar 11, 2023 | Drug Crimes

As many states loosen their marijuana laws, you may wonder where Michigan stands on the issue.

Marijuana is not 100% legal in the state. Here is what you need to know.

When is marijuana legal in MI?

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008 made the medical use of marijuana legal in Michigan, followed by the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018, which made the recreational use of marijuana legal for people over 21. However, you must use marijuana in private for it to be legal. You can grow up to 12 cannabis plants in a secure, concealed location on your property and possess up to 10 ounces in your home.

When is it illegal?

While recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal in Michigan, you cannot possess marijuana on federal property, such as airports and government buildings, or within 1,000 feet of a park. It is also illegal to sell marijuana without a license, which can result in felony charges. Possessing more than 2.5 ounces on your person, 10 ounces in your home or 12 plants on your property can result in misdemeanor charges. Operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana may attract felony charges, as well.

Do not settle when seeking legal representation. If you are facing charges related to marijuana, you want an attorney who is a fierce advocate for marijuana reform. Bernard A. Jocuns has fought for years to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan and is a lifetime member of NORML, an advocacy organization promoting the responsible use of marijuana.