Never thought this would happen in my lifetime….
Michigan voters on Tuesday November 6, 2018 approved Proposal 1 to legalize recreational marijuana, but residents will have to wait nearly a month to legally light up and much longer for retail sales.
The initiative will become law 10 days after election results are certified, which must happen by at least Nov. 26, 2018.
That means adults over the age of 21 will be able to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana by Dec. 6, perhaps sooner if election results are certified prior to the deadline.
Smoking marijuana in public will NOT be legal under the new law, nor will driving under the influence of marijuana.
It will likely take more than a year for recreational pot shops to begin retail sales. Under the law, the state must begin accepting applications within 12 months. If the state does not do it then businesses could apply directly to a municipality to open a shop.
Municipalities will have the option to prohibit marijuana businesses or limit the number that can operate within their jurisdiction.
Recreational cannabis will not be able to be obtained through licensed Michigan Medical Marihuana dispensaries or provisioning centers.
Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
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