Growing Marijuana In Michigan

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.

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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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      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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        19 comments on “Growing Marijuana In Michigan”

        1. Helpful but my question is not answered. Is a greenhouse, plastic cover, considered a proper covering. I have a Mi license for caregiver

        2. What should you do if yourneighbor is complaining about the smell of the marijuana ?

        3. 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

        4. My husband purchased a license in 2011. how can I retrieve the information on that account?

        5. 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.

        6. 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 and finding your local restrictions.

          Happy growing

        7. You sure would. The only explanation that makes sense is that the government knows this and is a micro-managing d!ickhead.

        8. 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 not having a chain link roof over top of my garden never realized I was risking my freedom rights and financial stability just trying to help low income friends not to pay for medications that I could grow for free . Now at least this season they will be forced to buy overpriced meds from shifty dispensaries . He careful growing in Michigan they will use every opportunity to take what they can before the vote in November. If our federal government would stop lying to its people about the real reason it was criminalized totally ment to contain” in prison the colors of people they didn’t want to be able to vote and anymore that includes the poor our country could stop wasting money on the war on pot start fixing the problems that are real.

        9. 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.

        10. 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 pot!!!

        11. 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 of 4 things, A) they didn’t flush properly B)Shitty trim job C) Bugs or D) They were in a rush to make money and didn’t cure for shit. I see the same problems in the dispensaries, not to mention their consistency is just plain shit(I’m not talking expression of phonos I’m talking about the 4 aforementioned problems. I saw an ounce the other day, half of it was trimmed beautifully, the other half looked like stevie wonder took a try. There is no pride of product here for the most part.

        12. Just where in Michigan is the best marijuana to be found? Someone from Manitowoc said they get medical marijuana from Michigan.

        13. 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

        14. 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 Oz?

        15. 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 staff is extremely educated in the industry with the fastest results! With the new laws coming, every dispensary will have to test all their meds before sale. They service statewide and always available to help!