Since the introduction of legalised recreational cannabis in November of 2018, Michigan has quickly established itself as a major player in a seemingly ever-growing industry.
Having first introduced medical marijuana in November 2008, Michigan became the 10th US state and the first in the Midwest, to legalise recreational cannabis in the mid-term elections of November 2018 (those elections also saw Missouri and Utah adopt legalised medical cannabis laws).
But what does this the new law mean for the great lakes states residents looking to grow their own cannabis seeds in Michigan? Let´s take a closer look at the recently implemented Michigan marijuana laws.
Michigan Cannabis Law
Michigan’s recreational marijuana law, known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act permitted the legal sale of cannabis from December 2019.
Since cannabis has been legalized in Michigan, adults aged 21 years or older are legally permitted to possess the following:
- Up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in a public setting
- Up to 10 ounces of cannabis in a private property
- Up to 15 grams of cannabis concentrates
- Up to 12 cannabis plants
However, medical restrictions differ – Under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, qualifying patients suffering from a state-approved debilitating condition are permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis or cannabis equivalents.
Michigan Medical Marijuana patients are allowed to possess the following:
- Up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused products in solid form
- Up to 7 grams of marijuana-infused products in gaseous form
- 36 fluid ounces of marijuana-infused products in liquid form
At present, there are only 47 registered locations for cannabis sales in the state with widespread availability not expected until 2021.