Weed is now legal in Michigan. The Midwest state has officially joined the nine other states and the District of Columbia in its decision to allows residents ages 21 and up the recreational use of marijuana.

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The law went into effect on December 6th and it also enables citizens to grow up to 12 plants for personal use and carry 2.5 ounces. That’s the largest legal carrying amount in the country. Although you can carry weed, the law prohibits smoking in public and selling weed.

Until Michigan determines the rules and regulations, recreational sale licenses will not be issued to future shop owners. Michigan has until December of 2019 to come up with an agreement. The application process will begin subsequently. There’s no timetable on how long that process will take.


In the meantime, newly elected governor Gretchen Whitmer, who takes office in January, said she would begin working to expunge the criminal records of people convicted of weed-related offenses.

Other Michigan politicians have already moved in that matter. According to CBS News, a county prosecutor has already dismissed 50 misdemeanor marijuana cases in light of the new law.

The nine states were weed is legal for recreational are:

  1. Maine
  2. Vermont
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Colorado
  5. Nevada
  6. Alaska
  7. California
  8. Oregon
  9. Washington