Recreational Marijuana is Officially Legal in Michigan

Recreational marijuana use is officially legal in the state of Michigan.

Michiganders made their voices heard last month and made Michigan the first state in the Midwest and the 10th in the nation to legalize recreational Marijuana.

Beginning Thursday, anyone over the age of 21 can legally possess, consumer and grow marijuana.

But, there are a few things you should know.

Dealing and smoking marijuana in public is still illegal.

With the new law, you can have up to two and a half ounces on you, as long as you’re not in a public school or on federal land.

You’re allowed to have 10 ounces in your home, but anything over two and a half ounces has to be locked up.

Starting today, you can legally grow up to 12 plants in your home, but they can’t be in public sight.

Driving under the influence of marijuana remains a crime.

State police say as long as people follow the rules, they shouldn’t have any issues.

“I think there’s a little bit of perception out there that law enforcement as a community is going to try to push back, we understand that the law is the law and our job is to enforce that law,” says Lt. Travis House.

To view the law in its entirety, visit here.