Michigan Marijuana Law

What to Remember for Michigan’s First Legal Adult-Use Cannabis July 4th

2019-07-12T13:24:47-05:00July 1st, 2019|

This July 4th holiday marks the first for legalized adult-use cannabis consumption and possession in Michigan. While exciting, it’s also important to remain cautious of the following when traveling and vacationing on this holiday: 1. You still cannot smoke cannabis in public An adult using marijuana in public is punishable by a $100 fine. However, [...]

What Michigan Can Learn from Other States’ Cannabis Laws

2019-06-28T09:38:39-05:00June 28th, 2019|

The cannabis industry has been riding a wave of progressive movement this past week as Illinois and Massachusetts made significant strides in legalizing cannabis, addressing social equity concerns, and normalizing the use of marijuana in public. For almost 8 months, Michigan has been hailed as a beacon of light for the marijuana industry as the [...]

Some Judges Just Don't Get It – Marijuana is Medicine

2016-11-07T15:14:36-05:00March 26th, 2015|

Recently I was asking a judge in Centerline to allow my client to use medical marijuana while on probation to treat her chronic joint pain. The judge scowled to my client “what were the FDA’s findings during their studies of the effectiveness of marijuana on joint pain?” Confused, my client replied, “I am not sure [...]

Michigan Lawmakers Considering New Driving Laws for Medical Marijuana Patients

2016-11-07T15:14:36-05:00March 24th, 2015|

Michigan Medical Marijuana Driving Laws Could Change Driving laws regarding marijuana are different for those with valid Michigan Medical Marijuana cards. In 2013 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that patients cannot be held to the same legal standard regarding driving after recently ingesting marijuana. For all others, any amount of active marijuana in your blood [...]

Growing Marijuana in your home? You better read this or it may cost you

2016-11-07T15:14:36-05:00March 16th, 2015|

Sixth Circuit Rules that Marijuana Grow Operation can Invalidate Home Insurance Claims Establishing a medical marijuana grow operation in your home can be lawful if you are a caregiver or patient operating in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act but that does not mean your home will be insured for any damage it causes. [...]