Marijuana is about to make a big appearance in Michigan this coming Holiday Season. The voter-approved proposal, which was nearly 56% of voters in the November 6th election, will take effect December 6th this year and will allow adults over the age of 21 to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and even grow up to 12 plants per household.
Proposal 1 has caused an large amount of people, since the midterms, to generate an interest in joining the marijuana industry; and because of this, Michigan attorneys are gearing up for an influx of questions regarding the local regulations and tax codes for the budding business. Law professionals throughout the city of Detroit, will be sorting through hundreds of calls from new-potential clients, all uniformed about subjects like:
- How does one attain a recreation-selling license without a medical one? (You can’t)
However, this will mostly boil down to the navigation of the rules and regulations, namely which city decided to allow or deny recreation licensing- highlighting another importance: real estate. Under the proposal, cities will offer economic incentives (tax exemptions), and hopefully, the expunging of records of Minnesotans convicted for marijuana crimes.
In general, the approved law will impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana, which must be kept at residences and meet the mandate that amounts over 2.5 ounces will be secured in locked containers. The permitted retail sales of marijuana and substances will be subjected to a 10 percent tax, dedicated to schools, roads, municipalities,, clinical trials, and implementation costs. This law does not override workplace drug policies, nor does it allow for marijuana consumption or smoking in public places or private locations where it is forbidden.
Though 66% of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, that does not mean anyone can spark up a joint in a street celebration in Michigan.