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Michigan Recreational Marijuana: What You Need to Know

Jul 07, 2021, by Maurice Davis in Marijuana
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Michigan legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2018, making it the first midwestern state to approve adult-use cannabis. However, Michigan has strict guidelines to regulate who may consume, grow, or sell recreational marijuana. You could be charged and convicted if you violate recreational marijuana laws.

If you face marijuana drug charges, the Davis Law Group is here to help defend you. Our criminal defense lawyers compiled the most important laws you should know. For specific questions about your case, contact us at 313-818-3238 for a free consultation.

Who Can Consume Cannabis Legally in Michigan?

Most adults over 21 in Michigan are legally allowed to consume cannabis and cannabis products. It is a civil infraction or a misdemeanor if you are under 21 and use cannabis.

Where Can You Consume Recreational Cannabis?

Cannabis products are not allowed in public places. People typically consume recreational cannabis at their homes or other private residences. You cannot use cannabis in areas children may frequently visit, such as schools or playgrounds.

Although recreational weed is legal in Michigan, it is still illegal by the federal government. You cannot possess or consume marijuana in a federal building, property, or park.

Recreational Cannabis Limits in Michigan

You may be allowed to consume weed legally within these limits:

  • Personal possession of no more than 10 ounces of cannabis at home and two-and-a-half ounces in public
  • Grow up to 12 plants at a private residence

What Charges Are Related to Recreational Cannabis?

You could be charged with a cannabis-related crime if you exceed the legal possession or grow limits. Being caught with more than 10 ounces of cannabis is a misdemeanor. If convicted, you could spend up to a year in jail and pay fines as high as $2,000.

There may be additional charges for the following drug crimes:

These are often felonies that carry lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines.

Cannabis-Related Charges

Depending on your case, you might have additional penalties:

  • Probation or parole requirements
  • License suspension
  • Completion of a drug treatment program
  • Child custody or visitation issues
  • Trouble retaining gainful employment
  • Difficulty finding affordable housing
  • Damage to your personal and professional reputation

Contact a Recreational Cannabis Lawyer in Michigan

If you face state or federal marijuana drug charges, call a recreational cannabis lawyer in Michigan. The Davis Law Group has earned a reputation for aggressive representation for individuals charged with marijuana crimes.

An experienced Michigan recreational cannabis lawyer could help you avoid a devastating conviction. Call 313-818-3238 or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

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