Starting today December 1st 2019 the people of Michigan will be able to purchase recreational marijuana. It has a taken a year since voters approved recreational marijuana for the program to be implemented, but the time has finally come.
There are currently only 6 licensed stores that can legally sale recreational marijuana in the State of Michigan, and most of those are in Ann Arbor. Thirty-plus other locations have pending retail applications awaiting response from the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency.
3 of the stores that are ready to sell recreational marijuana are in Ann Arbor, Exclusive Brands, Arbor Wellness and Greenstone Provisions. These stores are able to transfer up to 50% of their medical inventory over to their recreational side to kick off new recreational marijuana sales.
That being said, 80% of communities in Michigan have voted to ban recreational sales in some form or fashion. Some will be longer bans, while others are just long enough to give local municipalities time to create a standard set of rules that residents feel comfortable with.
To purchase any marijuana products you must be 21 years old, and have a valid State ID or drivers license. It is illegal to transport recreational marijuana products out of the State of Michigan.
For Michigan residents you can legally posses up to 2.5 ounces on your person & 15 grams of concentrates, or 10 ounces at home. It also allows residents to grow up to 12 plants at their home.