The state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) needs to issue the appropriate licenses for anyone who wants to start a recreational marijuana business.
- Alaska (2014)
- California (2018)
- Colorado (2012)
- Maine (2016)
- Massachusetts (2016)
- Nevada (2016)
- Oregon (2015)
- Vermont (2018)
- Washington (2012)
- *District of Columbia (legal, but not for commercial sales — 2014)
According to the new law, individuals are not allowed to grow marijuana:
According to the new Michigan law, a person who is at least 21 years old is allowed no more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana within his or her place of residence unless any excess marijuana is stored in a container or area equipped with locks “or other functioning security devices that restrict access to the contents of the container or area.”
DETROIT – As of Dec. 6, 2018 it is legal to grow your own marijuana in the state of Michigan.
Legal adults in Michigan are allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants inside their residence. That’s according to the proposal language that was approved.
- Marijuana retailer
- Marijuana safety compliance facility
- Marijuana secure transporter
- Marijuana processor
- Marijuana microbusiness
- Class A marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 100 marijuana plants
- Class B marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 500 marijuana plants
- Class C marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 2,000 marijuana plants
Here are the license types that are offered:
Of course, while growing and using is legal, law enforcement officials are reminding residents that marijuana will be treated like alcohol: You can’t drive while under the influence, and using it openly in public can get you arrested.
As of Dec. 6, 2018 it is legal to grow your own marijuana in the state of Michigan.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan right now, but there won’t be a legal way to buy it until 2020 or so.
Your landlord will be able to prevent you from growing and smoking marijuana. But they won’t be able to stop you from eating it.
You can’t buy seeds or cuttings from anyone until the state-approved retail businesses are up and running, but someone could give them to you.
The voter-initiated statute specifies that plants can be grown as long as they are not visible “from a public place without the use of binoculars, aircraft, or other optical aids or outside of an enclosed area equipped with locks or other functioning security devices that restrict access to the area.”
A bud on a growing marijuana plant (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Republican lawmakers are trying to put through a new bill that will prevent people from growing their own marijuana.
“I don’t know what they are going to say about vaping because the statute itself I don’t believe defines vaping,” Montague said . “It does not define consuming and it does not define smoking, so one of the issues that most likely will be litigated in the near future is going to be where vaping falls within the context of this act.”
Growers also should take note that it doesn’t matter if the plant is flowering or not, germinating or just a cutting, it can still be considered a plant, according to a Michigan Court of Appeals medical marijuana case in 2016.
Female cannabis plants are the ones that produce the marijuana, so growers will need to take that into account. Once the plant’s done flowering, it won’t produce flowers again, Dupree said.
Here's a handy list of basics on cultivating your own recreational cannabis.