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Michigan Cannabis State Laws

December 13, 2017
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Michigan has decriminalized most possession offenses when it comes to cannabis, however, generally, any type of cultivation or sale of a product is deemed a felony. However, a new proposed law may change that previous criminalization.

 

Possession:

Any amount

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1-year incarceration
  • $2,000 fine

Possession in a park

  • Misdemeanor that could result in a felony charge
  • 2 years incarceration
  • $2,000 fine

General use of Marijuana

  • Misdemeanor
  • 90 Days
  • $100 fine

Selling:

Sale without remuneration

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1-year incarceration
  • $1,000 fine

Less than 5 kg – 45 kg and more

  • Felony
  • 4 – 15 years incarceration
  • $20,000 – $10,000,000 fine

Growing Cannabis:

Less than 20 to more than 200 plants

  • Felony
  • 4 – 15 years incarceration
  • $20,000 to $10,000,000 fine

In Ann Arbor, the penalty for being caught with marijuana is a $25 fine for the first offense, $50 for the second, and $100 for the third offense. Marijuana is not decriminalized on the University of Michigan’s campus.

Medical Conditions that Qualifies for Medical Marijuana:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail-patella
  • Nausea
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Patient Limits:

  • Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana

Currently Pending: In the state of Michigan, marijuana dispensaries could stay open while obtaining for licenses under a new bill.

 

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