A measure to legalize the recreational use of cannabis has been approved by voters in Michigan during the mid-term election on Nov. 6. The drug is slated to formally become legal starting Dec. 6.
As such, the state has released official guidelines for the use of legal recreational pot. These guidelines include:
- Under the new law, only adults aged 21 and above can use or possess cannabis and only in a private setting. Use or possession of pot out on the streets is not allowed.
- Each household is allowed up to 10 ounces of dried cannabis flowers. Any amount exceeding 2.5 ounces has to be stored in a locked container.
- Adults can also possess up to 15 grams of cannabis-derived concentrate.
- A maximum of 12 cannabis plants can be grown per household. The plants have to be inside the home or outside in a locked enclosure that cannot be easily seen by the public or is visible from public areas.
- One can transfer up to 15 grams of concentrate or 2.5 ounces of cannabis to another adult — for free.
- Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited. However, the guidelines did not specify numbers with regard to the THC content limit.
- These cannabis laws do not protect anyone from the workplace and from an employer’s rules regarding the use of cannabis, the disciplinary actions they would take, or required drug testing.
- There are currently no legal retail stores selling cannabis for recreational use. There probably won’t be any of these stores at least until late 2019.
- Businesses that have not obtained license to operate a cannabis store are considered illegal.