Updated on April 30, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
It is legal in Michigan to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, or up to 10 ounces at home, and there is no penalty for giving away less than 2.5 ounces. It’s also legal to grow marijuana at home for personal use, as long as you don’t have more than 11 plants.
Marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance in Michigan, and there are penalties for the possession, distribution or cultivation of larger amounts. Hashish is subject to the same laws.
The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, a division of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, monitors and regulates marijuana in the state.
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program is a state registry within the agency. It handles patient and caregiver applications for medical marijuana cards. A medical marijuana card is required in order to purchase marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary.