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Growing your own weed in Michigan won’t send you to jail, especially after the results of the November 2018 election. The only real challenge is finding high quality marijuana seeds. You may find some clones in a dispensary, but your choices will be slim. Instead of searching for a place that will sell you seeds, choose exactly what you want by buying marijuana seeds online.
Michigan voters elected to legalize recreational marijuana November 2018. Prior to that, the state had very strict marijuana laws for non-medical users. Possessing or using any amount of marijuana meant jail time and growing small amounts of marijuana was a felony with up to four years in jail. Now, adults are limited to 10-ounces and retail sales are taxed at 10%. Edibles are included. Retail dispensaries should be opened by December 2019. Many other violations will be changed to civil infractions.
Michigan has a well-established medical marijuana program that covers a variety of conditions. The medical marijuana program in Michigan had been active since 2008, and it includes reciprocity with other medical marijuana states that honor reciprocity. This means if you are a registered medical marijuana user in one state and decide to visit Michigan, you are allowed to continue using marijuana in there. This is, of course, only if the original state offers the same program.
The Michigan medical marijuana program covers Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cachexia or wasting syndrome, cancer, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, hepatitis c, nail patella, nausea, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seizures and severe and persistent muscle spasms. Patients can have up to two and one-half ounces of marijuana at a time. Register as a patients at marijuanadoctors.com, it’s very easy.
Growing in Michigan
Adults can grow up to 12 plants as long as they are enclosed, or completely private from the public eye. For patients who prefer, caregivers can also grow marijuana in Michigan. A caregiver needs to be at least 21 years old and not been committed a felony. Caregivers can grow for up to five patients.
Since recreational marijuana was approved by votes November 2018, residents of Michigan will need to wait until the laws are updated to reflect the vote. It is also a good idea to check local laws since municipalities could possibly ban the use of marijuana or home growing, although it is more likely that they will ban retail locations rather than home growing. The new rules are expected to go in effect December 2018.
Before you grow marijuana in Michigan, take some time to learn how to grow the best marijuana from an expert. I have written a guide, The Marijuana Grow Bible as a free resource for anyone who wants to learn how to grow marijuana with high yields. When you combine this with high-quality seeds and nutrients, you are sure to end up with the best marijuana you can find in this state.