Growing Marijuana In Michigan

April 13, 2021

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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 Marijuana Laws

Michigan laws

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 have been changed to civil infractions.

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan has a well-established medical marijuana program that covers a variety of conditions.

Qualifying Conditions for the Medical Marijuana Program

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Austism
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Colitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail patella
  • Nausea
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

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, cancerchronic pain, Crohn’s disease, glaucomaHIV or AIDS, hepatitis c, nail patella, nauseapost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seizures and severe and persistent muscle spasms.

Growing in Michigan

Michigan residents should still check local laws since municipalities could possibly ban the use of marijuana or home growing. For example, you could face a fine in the city of Ann Arbor or if on the University of Michigan campus.

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Buy Marijuana Seeds

Before you grow marijuana in Michigan, take some time to learn how to grow the best marijuana from an expert. The Marijuana Grow Bible is 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.

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FAQ About Growing Marijuana In Michigan

Is growing marijuana legal in Michigan?

Growing your own marijuana is legal in the state of Michigan as of Dec. 6, 2018.

What is the penalty for growing marijuana in Michigan?

If you are not a part of the medical marijuana program, you could face a fine of $500 for possession.

What are the limitations of growing medical marijuana in Michigan?

As an adult you can grow up to 12 plants as long as they are enclosed or completely private from the public eye.

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  1. By Dan ,07 Feb 2017
    With the growing amount of home grows selling to dispensaries, I recommend everyone get their meds tested. The number one laboratory in the state of Michigan is The Spott Laboratory. They are located at 901 Riverview Dr. in Kalamazoo. The […]Read More
    1. By El Alacran ,09 Jun 2018
      There's some real shit growers here too. After living in L.A. I can attest to the difference in quality. All but 2 growers I know (and I know a shit ton) get at least one thing wrong. Generally it's one […]Read More
  2. By Tyler ,04 Sep 2017
    From what I understand after reading this, a medical patient can grow up to 12 plants and have 2.5 Oz of medical marijuana. My question is if you are growing up to 12 plants wouldn't you have more than 2.5 […]Read More
    1. By SurlyGirly ,03 Dec 2018
      You sure would. The only explanation that makes sense is that the government knows this and is a micro-managing d!ickhead.
    2. By WTS ,22 Feb 2019
      Growers Can keep All they grow. If you just buy it you can have up to 10 Ounces, with anything over 2.5 needing to be locked up.
  3. By jose M Vigo ,01 Oct 2017
    regards I would like to know how I can apply to different pharmacy as a cannabis farmer. I'm from Puerto Rico please help me
  4. By Josef ,22 Oct 2017
    Just where in Michigan is the best marijuana to be found? Someone from Manitowoc said they get medical marijuana from Michigan.
  5. By Chard ,23 Jul 2018
    Why don't you tell people that when they grow pot they give up there rights to own a gun according to Federal Law, so in other words to no longer have a Second Amendment to protect you while your growing […]Read More
  6. By Paula Wilson-Case ,01 Aug 2018
    Help, Where can I find the list of rules that is written in plain English? I don't understand any of what I've found for rules.
  7. By Chris wills ,19 Sep 2018
    I was recently busted growing 48 medical marijuana plants while that i was permitted to grow they were not in closed good enough for the state now I've got who knows how much in fees finds and court costs for […]Read More
  8. By Bob ,05 Dec 2018
    Can I grow in my home down the street from a school?
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,06 Dec 2018
      Bob. You need to check local, county and state laws to find out the distance you have to be from a school. It may depend on whether your grow is indoor or outdoor. You should have no problem searching for […]Read More
  9. By Charlotte ,04 May 2019
    My husband purchased a license in 2011. how can I retrieve the information on that account?
  10. By Kevin ,12 May 2019
    A friend of mine thinks that in 2019 he can grow marijuana for recreational use on a private wooded area with no consequences is that the case here in Michigan
  11. By Tod ,10 Jun 2019
    Now that its legal, i cant find any
  12. By Patrick ,27 Jun 2019
    What should you do if yourneighbor is complaining about the smell of the marijuana ?
    1. By Brent ,28 Aug 2019
      I neighbor complains buy them a grill and some fish
  13. By Mary ,23 Mar 2020
    Helpful but my question is not answered. Is a greenhouse, plastic cover, considered a proper covering. I have a Mi license for caregiver
  14. By Judy ,01 Jul 2020
    How do l become a caregiver to patients

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