Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative Should Take Effect Next Month

In all likelihood marijuana will become legal next month in Michigan.

On Tuesday Michigan voters handily passed Amendment 2, which legalizes marijuana for everyone 21 and older. The measure will now take effect 10 days after election results are certified, which almost always occurs in early December This would put the state on track to have marijuana legalization by the end of the year.

Once in effect, the new law will allow those 21+ to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, or up to 10 ounces at a private residence; they will also be allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants at a private residence.

Although the initiative legalizes marijuana retail outlets, it likely won’t be until late 2019, or the first half of 2020, when these stores will begin opening.

Amendment 2 was passed with 55.91% voting in favor, making Michigan the 10th state to legalize marijuana.

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