MICHIGAN

Medical (2008)

Current Status

Under the new regulations (HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287, the state has 360 days from the effective date until prospective businesses can begin applying, which is no later than September 15, 2017.


Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Possession Limit:
A qualifying patient who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, provided that the qualifying patient possesses an amount of cannabis that does not exceed 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana or 12 plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility.

The privilege from arrest under this subsection applies only if the qualifying patient presents both a registry identification card and a valid driver license or government-issued identification card that bears a photographic image of the qualifying patient.

Cultivation

Allowed under HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287

Manufacturing/Processing

Allowed under HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287

Testing

Allowed under HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287

Distribution/Dispensaries

Allowed under HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287.
They are called “Provisioning Centers”

Transporters

Allowed under HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4287

Michigan became the 17th state to legalize medical marijuana on November 4, 2008

Important Cannabis Laws

 

Voter-Approved MMMA “The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act” (2009)

Legislative Amendments to the MMMA (2012)

Legislative Amendments to the MMMA (2016) – Act 282, Public Acts of 2016

Act 281, Public Acts (2016) : of 2016 – The Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act

Act 283, Public Acts (2016) : Marijuana Tracking Act

HB 4209 (2016)

HB 4210 (2016)

HB 4287 (2016)

Administrative Rules, effective April 4, 2009

New fees (2015)

State vs. McQueen (banning dispensaries)

People vs. Koon (DUID protection)

Ter Beck vs. City of Wyoming (local bans prohibited)

Braska vs. Challenge Manufacturing Company (unemployment insurance protection)

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