The dos and don'ts of legal marijuana in Michigan

click to enlarge The dos and don'ts of legal marijuana in Michigan

The state Board of Canvassers met Monday to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election. Recreational adult use of marijuana will be legal on Dec. 6.
Here’s what is immediately legal and not regarding individual personal use under the new law:

• Adults 21 and over may possess or use marijuana in a private setting — not out on the streets. It’s not immediately clear where you can get that marijuana if you don’t grow your own.

• The allowed amount of dried marijuana flowers is 10 ounces per household. Any amount over 2.5 ounces has to be in a locked container.

• No more than 15 grams of concentrate can be part of your total amount.

• Adults may grow up to 12 plants per household inside their homes (rental properties are subject to landlord approval) or outside in a locked enclosure that is not easily visible from public areas.

• You can transfer up to 2.5 ounces or 15 grams of concentrate for free to another adult.

• Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal, although no numbers have been set regarding THC blood content.

• The marijuana laws do not protect you from workplace rules regarding marijuana use, drug testing, or disciplinary actions.

• It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess or use marijuana, and for anyone to transfer marijuana to an underage person.

• There are currently no legal recreational marijuana sales outlets, and there probably won’t be any for well over a year.

• Unlicensed individuals selling marijuana to anyone is illegal.

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Larry Gabriel

Larry Gabriel covers cannabis for Metro Times. He also writes the Detroit Watch in the monthly Michigan Cannabis Industries Report. Larry's chapter "Rebirth of Tribe" in the book Heaven Was Detroit, from jazz to hip-hop and beyond chronicles the involvement of Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney,...
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