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What You Need to Know About Michigan’s Potential Marijuana Legalization

Aug 21, 2018, by Maurice Davis in Legal Blog, Marijuana
Potential Marijuana Legalization in Michigan

On November 6, Michigan voters get to decide if Michigan will become the first state in the Midwest to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana. With state-wide marijuana legalization, a host of potential legal implications may come into play. To continue learning about Michigan’s possible marijuana legalization, read below.

It is important to note that if you or a loved one has been charged with a Marijuana crime in the greater Michigan area, you need to contact an experienced Detroit marijuana lawyer from Davis Law Group. Attorney Maurice Davis can help you through this challenging time and fight for your best outcome.

Free consultations are available. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today at (313) 818-3238.

Who Could Purchase Marijuana in Michigan?

In Michigan, 18 is considered the age of majority, or when you legally become an adult. But, it is essential to understand that under the proposed law only adults ages 21 and older may legally purchase marijuana for recreational use. That means adults ages 18 to 20 can still be charged criminally for the purchase and consumption of the drug. In fact, under Michigan law, even at age 17 an individual is automatically charged as an adult in criminal cases.

An Overview of the Proposed Marijuana Legislation

Even though under the new law you can legally use the drug, it doesn’t mean you can purchase marijuana just anywhere. Under the proposed legislation, sellers must carry a state license to sell marijuana legally.

Contrary to the widespread belief that legalization means recreational users can possess, use, and sell exorbitant amounts of the drug, the proposed law would legalize the possession and sale of up to 2.5 ounces. Having more in your possession outside your home means you can be charged with possession of a controlled substance, which depending on the amount you have, could mean jail time and severe fines.

However, it is especially important to note that even if you’ve followed the proposed law to the letter and bought your marijuana from a licensed vendor and have only up to 2.5 ounces in your possession, you could still face criminal charges if your actions while under the use of the drug cause another person harm.

The pending recreational marijuana laws in Michigan are complex. To learn more and discuss your rights, you should not hesitate to reach out to a Detroit marijuana attorney at Davis Law Group.

Davis Law Group is Here For You During This Hard Time

While the legal use of marijuana may be on the horizon in Michigan, it is still against the law to use it now. Facing marijuana charges alone can be challenging and exhausting. That is why having skilled marijuana lawyer Maurice Davis on your side can help during this tough time. To discuss your case and various defense strategies, reach out to us today at (313) 818-3238 to set up a free and confidential consultation.