In the midterm elections on November 6th, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, making it the tenth state in the U.S. to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
According to Fred Woodhams with the Secretary of State office in Lansing, Michigan, recreational cannabis becomes legal starting on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.
Since the State Board of Canvassers met on Monday, November 26th, and the law takes ten days after the election results are certified, that’s why the new law won’t officially take effect until December 6th.
Before you wake up on December 6th wondering where all the recreational dispensaries are, be warned that marijuana will not be “commercially available for sale until probably early 2020.”
According to The Detroit Free Press, “this in part because the state must still put regulations in place and issue licenses for recreational sales.”
Don’t worry though, because once the recreational marijuana proposal is certified, and the ten days have passed, adults age 21 and up will no longer be at risk of arrest for possession of cannabis (as long as their stash is within legal limits).
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