Laws, Limits and Penalties
|Any amount||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 2,000|
|In a park||Misdemeanor or Felony||2 years||$ 2,000|
|Use of marijuana||Misdemeanor||90 days||$ 100|
|Sale without remuneration||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Less than 5 kg||Felony||4 years||$ 20,000|
|5 - less than 45 kg||Felony||7 years||$ 500,000|
|45 kg or more||Felony||15 years||$ 10,000,000|
|Less than 20 plants||Felony||4 years||$ 20,000|
|20 - less than 200 plants||Felony||7 years||$ 500,000|
|200 plants or more||Felony||15 years||$ 10,000,000|
|Hash & Concentrates|
|Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.|
|Sale of paraphernalia||Misdemeanor||90 days||$ 5,000|
|In Ann Arbor||N/A||N/A||$ 100|
|Any conviction will result in a driver's license suspension for 6 months.|
The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.
This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.
This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .
This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.