Michigan Marijuana Possession Laws

Michigan Marijuana Possession LawsMichigan Marijuana Possession Laws:

 

Any amount for personal use:

Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $2,000.

 

Any amount for personal use (in a park):

Penalty: Misdemeanor or felony with up to 2 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.

 

Use of cannabis:

Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 90 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $100.

 

For further information on Michigan marijuana laws – including penalties for cultivation – click here. For recent updates to Michigan”s marijuana possession laws and other Michigan-related stories, click here.

High Times Rates Michigan As #1 Place For CBD Production

By Rick Thompson

michiganOf all the chemicals that make up the cannabis plant, cannabidiol, or CBD, is typically viewed as the most beneficial to human health. Some states allow only CBD-based medical marijuana products to be legally consumed by their patients. In a recent article titled, “The Strongest Strains on Earth 2016,” High Times Magazine detailed the top CBD strains tested in their competitions, and three of the top four strains came from one place.

Michigan.

High Times is the cannabis industry’s leading publication, and their growing gurus include Danny Danko and Nico Escondido. High Times also conducts a series of Cannabis Cups- a competition for cannabis strains where testing results combine with human feedback to determine the best of the best in multiple categories, in each competition.

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Michigan: Over 350,000 Signatures Submitted on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

MILegalize_Logo_(1)MILegalize has officially submitted roughly 354,000 signatures to state officials in Michigan on their initiative to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. This number is well above the 253,000 required to place the measure on this November’s presidential election ballot.

Despite submitting nearly 100,000 signatures more than is required, the initiative won’t be officially placed on the ballot until the state verifies that enough of the 350,000 signatures are valid, meaning they’re from registered Michigan voters (with any duplicate signature being discarded).

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Michigan: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization Initiative to a Vote

michiganOver 300,000 signatures have been garnered on a Michigan Initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. This is more than the 253,000 signatures required to put the measure to a vote of the people this November.

Despite having enough signatures, MILegalize plans to continue collecting signatures through to their June 1st deadline, to assure that enough signatures are valid (from registered Michigan voters).

“We have to overachieve that number,” says MILegalize Chairman Jeffrey Hank, speaking of the 253,000 signature requirement; “because we are sending a clear message that Michigan is ready to lead on civil rights, job growth, education, and better roads.”

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Over 240,000 Signatures Collected on Michigan Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

michiganAdvocates in Michigan have collected over 240,000 signatures on an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, close to the 252,000 needed to place the measure on this November’s general election ballot.

The MILegalize Board of Directors announced Tuesday that despite being less than 12,000 signatures from the 252,000 signature requirement, the group is calling on volunteers to help them collect 50,000 more signatures by March 15th, the state’s deadline, in order to account for invalid signatures.

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170,000 Signatures Collected on Michigan Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

michiganThe Michigan Cannabis Coalition says it’s collected 170,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, which they’re hoping to put to a vote of the people next year.

The Michigan Cannabis Control and Revenue Act would legalize the possession of an unlimited amount of cannabis for those 21 and older, while also allowing for the personal cultivation of up to two cannabis plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets and cultivation facilities would also be legalized.

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Initiative Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in Michigan Launches Signature Drive

michiganJust days after legislation to legalize cannabis was announced in Michigan’s House of Representatives by Representative Jeff Irwin, activists have officially began their signature gathering effort in an attempt to put a legalization initiative on next year’s November ballot.

MI Legalize kicked off their signature gathering campaign at a Saturday event at the Superior Dome. The group has 180 days to collect 252,523 signatures to place their initiative on next year’s presidential election ballot. If they’re successful, and the proposal is passed into law, anyone 21 and older in Michigan would be legally allowed to possess and use cannabis for recreational purposes; they’d also be authorized to cultivate up to 12 plants for personal use, and purchase cannabis from state-licensed retail outlets.

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Michigan: Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Announced

Michigan Representative Jeff Irwin.
Michigan Representative Jeff Irwin.

Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin has announced that he will soon file legislation to legalize the possession and state-sanctioned distribution of recreational cannabis.

“It makes sense from a public safety and public health perspective to bring that activity into the regulated space where we can make sure that consumers are protected”, says Irwin.

“You’ve got people on the left who are saying that people should not be having their lives ruined over something like marijuana and you’ve got people on the right who are saying marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs is the granddaddy of all big government programs”.

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Poll: 56% of Michigan Residents Support Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

michiganNew polling commissioned by Detroit News and WDIV has found that 56% of Michigan residents support an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis put forth by the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MCCLRC).

According to the poll, which was conducted by the Glengariff Group Inc., 56% of those in Michigan favor MCCLRC’s initiative to legalize cannabis, which advocates are hoping to place on next year’s general election ballot. The survey found just 36% opposed to the initiative, with 8% undecided.

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Michigan: Two Initiatives to Legalize Cannabis Approved by State Officials

legalizemeyoTwo separate campaigns aiming to legalize cannabis in Michigan have received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures on their initiatives, with both groups aiming for the 2016 general election ballot.

The Board of State Canvassers on Thursday approved petitions from the Michigan Cannabis Coalition (MCC) and the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MCCLRC). Both groups will now have 180 days to collect the 252,523 signatures from registered Michigan voters in order to put their initiatives to a vote in November, 2016.

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