Michigan’s recreational marijuana law, officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, goes into effect today. Well, part of it, at least.
Voters passed Proposal 1 last month, making Michigan the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana.
But not everything goes into effect right away. Here are five things you need to know before lighting up this week.
1. You can smoke weed, but you can’t buy it
Starting Thursday, Dec. 6, it is legal for anyone over 21 years old to grow, consume, and possess marijuana, but not purchase or sell it.
In other words, if you already have marijuana in your possession (you don’t have to tell us where you got it), you’re free to consume it. But only those with medical marijuana cards can buy more.
The same goes for growing. If you already have plants in your house, they are legal to grow and