Michigan

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
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
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
Cultivation
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.
Paraphernalia
Sale of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 90 days $ 5,000
Miscellaneous
In Ann Arbor N/A N/A $ 100
Any conviction will result in a driver's license suspension for 6 months.

Details

Conditional Release

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.

Drugged Driving

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.

Hemp

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. .

Medical Marijuana

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.