Recreational Marijuana: What’s Legal & What’s Not

December 6, 2018 is a historic day in Michigan.

Smoking marijuana recreationally is now legal. 

But there are still regulations surrounding recreational marijuana, including how much you can have on you, where you can get it, and what you can do while under the influence.

Michigan is the 10th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana and the first Midwest state to do so, but buying and selling marijuana is still illegal.

Individual communities have the ability to opt-out of allowing businesses to sell marijuana, but they cannot stop individuals from having the legal amount.

Since you can’t buy the drug yet, you are able to grow up to 12 plants in your home.

Outside of your home, smoking marijuana follows the same rules of alcohol, meaning you cannot openly smoke in public.

Anyone over 21 years old can have 10 ounces in their home, but anything over 2.5 ounces must be locked up.

It’s the largest recreational carry limit in the country.

Another thing to keep in mind is driving under the influence of marijuana is still illegal.

Throughout the day we’ll have team coverage on this monumental change, showing you how it will impact your community, and economy.