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Recreational cannabis in Michigan was legalized in November of 2018. Sales began Dec. 1, 2019. Several dispensaries have been licensed and approved, however several cities and townships have banned adult-use sales, or have not yet opted in to allow sales. Many localities have stated an intention to grant approval later as the market develops. For more information on Michigan marijuana laws, click here.

Michigan voters passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008, legalizing the consumption of cannabis by qualified patients. House Bill 4209 (2015) established the more formalized medical dispensary system that the state uses today.


Is marijuana legal in Michigan?

Yes! On November 6, 2018, voters in the Great Lake State passed Proposal 1, making Michigan the 10th in America to legalize recreational cannabis. Cannabis is now legal for any adult 21 years of age or older. Medical marijuana was legalized in 2008 in the state, and is also available to qualified Michigan patients with valid registry identification cards.

Is recreational cannabis available for purchase in Michigan?

Yes. Adult-use (or “recreational”) cannabis sales began Dec. 1, 2019.

How much recreational cannabis can I possess in Michigan?

Adults 21 years of age or older are legally allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis outside of their homes and 10 ounces of cannabis inside their homes. It is also legal to possess no more than 15 grams of cannabis concentrates. Additionally, adults of age are allowed to cultivate and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. Medical patients have the same possession limits. 

Where can I buy recreational marijuana in Michigan?

At any licensed dispensary. However, many Michigan cities and townships have banned recreational sales or are yet to opt in to allow them. Many have expressed that their current positions are temporary, and will make more permanent decisions as the state's market is established. To see where dispensaries are currently open in Michigan, check out the Where to Buy page. Where to Buy

Where can I buy medical marijuana in Michigan?

If you are a qualified patient with a valid registry identification card, you may purchase medical marijuana from any licensed medical marijuana dispensary in the state of Michigan. Where to Buy

Where can I consume medical marijuana in Michigan?

Both Medical and Adult-use marijuana consumption is only allowed on private property out of view from the public. 

Can I share my medical marijuana in Michigan?

No you may not. Medical marijuana is intended only for the patient it is prescribed to and therefore cannot be shared with other patients or non-patients. Sharing medical marijuana is a punishable offense and violators face potential penalties and fines.

Can I buy medical cannabis for a friend in Michigan?

Unless you are a licensed caregiver appointed by a patient, no you may not. Medical cannabis in Michigan is for qualifying patients only. More specifically, the recommendation a patient receives from their doctor allows them to purchase medical cannabis for themselves only. Just like prescription pharmaceuticals, you are not permitted to purchase them for others.

Can I make my own solvent-based concentrates in Michigan?

No. According to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, it is illegal for anyone to separate plant resin using a solvent to create a concentrated form of cannabinoids.

Will insurance cover my medical marijuana in Michigan?

No. Insurance companies and medical assistance programs are not required to reimburse patients for expenses associated with the consumption of medical marijuana.

Can I grow my own cannabis in Michigan?

Yes. Adults 21 years of age or older, qualifying patients or appointed caregivers may grow up to 12 plants, so long as they are grown in an enclosed, secure location. Learn to Grow

Can I get fired for medical marijuana consumption?

Yes. Even though your cannabis use may be for medical reasons, an employer still has the right to deny accommodation for the consumption of marijuana by employees.