Proposal 1, approved by Michigan voters on November 6, 2018, legalizes the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes for residents 21 years or older. Thisproposal legalizes the cultivation, processing, distribution, and sale of industrial hemp. Although this was voted through at the ballot, municipalities are allowed to ban or limit marijuana establishments within their boundaries.
Individuals who are 21 or older are permitted to:
Possess, use or consume, internally possess, purchase, transport, or process 2.5 ounces or less of marijuana, except that not more than 15 grams of marijuana may be in the form of marijuana concentrate.
Within a residence, individuals who are 21 or older are permitted to:
Possess, store, and process not more than 10 ounces of marijuana and any marijuana produced by marijuana plants cultivated on the premises and cultivating not more than 12 marijuana plants for personal use, provided that no more than 12 marijuana plants are possessed, cultivated, or processed on the premises at once.
The Act Does Not Authorize:
- The operation of vehicles or other machinery under the inﬂuence of marijuana
- Butane extraction in residential property
- The possession of marijuana in schools
- The consumption of marijuana in a place prohibited by the property owner
- The consumption of marijuana in public
- The creation of marijuana edibles that can appeal to children
Click here to read the full law.
Our Tips on Respectful and Responsible Marijuana Use by Adults
- Never light-up or vape in a public space
- Keep marijuana locked up and out of reach of children and pets
- Never driving while high
Additional Cautions Regarding Marijuana
- Marijuana is dangerous to a developing brain. Brain development occurs well into mid-20s. Using marijuana while pregnant is not recommended as the fetus does not have a way to process the THC.
- While breastfeeding, is also not recommended as the chemicals from marijuana can be passed to the baby through breast milk. Pumping and dumping your breastmilk is not a viable option as THC is stored in fat and is slowly released over time, meaning that the baby could still be exposed even after the use of marijuana has stopped.
- Marijuana is addictive. THC levels have been steadily increasing over the years, which causes concern that dependency will continue to increase, especially for youth whose brains are still in development.
Author: By Dawn Razdioch