Possession of Marijuana


Despite the many medicinal benefits the cannabis plant has been proven to possess, it is still labeled a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance under the Public Health Code. Though Michigan and 19 other states (plus the District of Columbia) have passed legislation that permits individuals to possess the plant, the fact remains that people are still being arrested for possession. Possession, as defined by the Public Health Code in MCL 333.7403(2)(d), is the most common offense that individuals are charged with after an encounter with police and can carry heavy consequences.

Michael Komorn has successfully defended dozens of individuals who have been charged with amounts as small as one joint, to over 14 pounds of marijuana. Before you take a plea, speak with an attorney who specializes in possession cases and has the track record to prove it. Contact the Law Office of Michael Komorn.


333.7403 Knowingly or intentionally possessing controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form; violations; penalties; discharge from lifetime probation. Sec. 7403. (1) A person shall not knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, or a prescription form unless the controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this article.

Related Subjects:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
Manufacture of Marijuana
Delivery of Marijuana
Maintaining a Drug House or Drug Vehicle
Jury Instructions for Marijuana Crimes

If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana recommended to you as a medical marijuana patient under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, contact Komorn Law and ensure your rights are protected.

Michael Komorn is recognized as a leading expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group with over 26,000 members, which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. Michael is also the host of Planet Green Trees Radio, a marijuana reform based show, which is broadcast every Thursday night 8-10 pm EST. Follow Komorn on Twitter.