- Lee DeVito
Hello, I’m curious on the recreational use guidelines in Detroit. I will be moving here and I’m curious on the laws. —Alexis M.
Hi Alexis. Thanks for reaching out, and welcome to Michigan!
We covered these issues in last year’s 4/20 issue; look up our article “Michigan’s cannabis laws for dummies: The dos and don’ts of dope.” In a nutshell, any adult 21 or older can use and possess cannabis. People can travel with up to 2.5 oz. of cannabis flower or 15 grams of concentrate anywhere except on a school property, school bus, or a correctional institution. (For perspective: A plastic sandwich bag holds about 2 oz. of cannabis flower; concentrate cartridges tend to be .5 gram or 1 gram each.) At home, people can possess up to 10 oz. of flower as long as anything over 2.5 oz. is locked up. Violations are a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.
By law, people can grow up to 12 marijuana plants per household, and if you grow your own, there’s no limit to how much marijuana you can possess.
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