In the state of Michigan, the possession of marijuana is illegal unless you have a medical condition that is debilitating. Below we discuss the marijuana statutes in Michigan.
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act states that any patients that are qualified and are suffering from state-approved debilitating medical conditions can possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana or usable marijuana equivalents. To become a qualified patient, the person must receive a written document certifying that you have a debilitating medical condition and would benefit from medical marijuana from a licensed medical doctor.
It’s important to note that one ounce of usable marijuana can include in the following forms: 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in a solid form, 7 grams of marijuana-infused product in a gaseous form and 72 fluid ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form. Any qualifying patients are allowed to have up to 12 marijuana plants as long they are kept in a locked space that’s enclosed.
Possession of Marijuana
If you do not own a valid medical marijuana card for your medical condition and are caught possessing marijuana, there may be some penalties. Anyone else found to be in possession of marijuana will be charged with a misdemeanor. This is punishable by a fine of up to $2000 and/or a maximum of one year in prison. It’s also important to note that you don’t have to be caught in the act of selling marijuana to be charged with attempted distribution. Simply having a large amount of marijuana or small bags of it is enough evidence to support that charge against you.
At Aldrich Legal Services, our attorneys have litigated literally thousands of cases. At the Plymouth and Ann Arbor law firm of Aldrich Legal Services, we help defend clients from criminal charges throughout southeast Michigan. Fortunately, there are options for keeping a marijuana crime conviction off your record and for fighting a charge. Contact us today at (734) 404-3000.