Is Weed Legal in Michigan?

Legalization of marijuana (or marihuana) is all the buzz right now, and there are plenty of questions to arise with it. Whether you’re planning to visit or move to Michigan, it’s important to be aware of the current laws to ensure you can enjoy your cannabis legally.

can you smoke weed in michigan legally?

Marijuana is currently legal in Michigan, though it is useful to know the specific ins and outs of the laws.

Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis

As of November 6, 2018, Proposition 1 was passed, which allows recreational use of Cannabis for persons 21 years or older in Michigan. Medicinal use of marijuana is still legal and can be prescribed by your doctor.

There are still specifications which dictate how much weed you can legally possess at any given time, so it may be necessary to check your city's laws and follow them appropriately.

Where can I buy my bud?

Right now, the only store selling weed in michigan requires a medical marijuana card, from medical dispensary; but there is light at the end of the tunnel [see 2nd&3rd bullet]. Sales from recreational dispensaries will not begin until the companies have licenses approved by the city and state. The entire process can start once the propsal is enacted, in December.

Nevertheless, there are restrictions dictating who can legally purchase weed, and how much can be purchased or possessed at any given time.

  • Similar to alcohol, you must be 21 years of age or older to purchase marijuana
  • Each individual may "possess, use transport, or process up to 2.5 oz. or less of marijuana or 15 grams of marijuana concentrate"
  • Individuals can give away, but not sell, up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana to people 21 and older
  • Marijuana cannot be smoked in public, only on private property or in designated smoking areas. Please, keep the glass bong inside the house.
  • Marijuana users are able to purchase plants, seeds, or clones to cultivate their own plants at home (provided they are planted on private property and away from public eye)
  • Can I grow my own plants in Michigan?

    There are also laws and ordinances that dictate how much marijuana you can legally grow. It is important to check those laws in your home city and follow them accordingly as well.

    • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to grow up to 10 cannabis plants at a time, and can store up to 10 oz. in locked containers in their home
    • Pot plants may be grown only where you live (if renting, your landlord can ban the cultivation and smoking of pot from your residence)
    • Plants must be grown in private, away from public eye.

    Walking down the street while smokin’ a doobie may not be an option at the moment, but there are still plenty of (legal) ways to enjoy your weed. If you follow the simple rules and regulations, then you will be free from legal issues and be able to freely and recreationally grow/smoke your bud.