Michigan

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp
Legalization

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession for Personal Use
Up to 2.5 oz No Penalty None $ 0
Up to 10 oz in the home No Penalty None $ 0
More than 2.5 oz up to 5 oz (first offense) No Penalty None $ 500
More than 5 oz (first offense) Misdemeanor None $ 500
Sale or Distribution
Less than 2.5 oz without remuneration No Penalty None $ 0
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 12 plants for personal use No Penalty None $ 0
12 - 20 plants Felony 4 years $ 200,000
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.
Possession of up to 15 g No Penalty None $ 0
Distribution of up to 15 g without remuneration No Penalty None $ 0
Paraphernalia
Sale of paraphernalia No Penalty None $ 0
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.

Local Decriminalization

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

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. .

Legalization

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

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. For more information see: Medical Use.