Cannabis Legalization Expected To Begin In Michigan On December 6

Fifty-six percent of Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 this month in the midterm elections, beginning a brand new era of legal cannabis in the state.

But even though the measure passed, it won’t go into effect until the final voting results are certified.

The State Board of Canvassers is expected to meet on Monday, November 26 to certify the election results. Once there is a verification of the numbers, the new law will officially go into effect, legalizing marijuana for adult use on December 6.

Under the new law, adults over the age of 21 may keep up to ten ounces at their residence, though anything over 2.5 ounces must be stored in a locked container.

Personal cultivation of up to twelve cannabis plants is also allowed, and sales of cannabis products, including edibles, will be subject to a 10-percent tax that is to be used for schools, clinical trials, roads, and the cost of implementing the law.

But while recreational cannabis will be legal once the election results are confirmed, retail sales are not expected to begin until sometime in 2020 when a recreational marijuana regulatory and licensing system has been created and implemented.