Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act

In the past few years, many states have relaxed their laws in regards to recreational marijuana use. Just recently Michigan passed the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act that made recreational use of marijuana in Michigan legal.

Even though the law was passed at the end of 2018, everything does not go into effect right away. It will take a number of months for state regulators to draft rules and regulations for the recreational marijuana market. It is expected that the first few commercial retail stores will be opening in 2020.

In the meantime it is illegal to purchase or sell marijuana. Anyone over the age of 21 years old can grow, consume, or possess marijuana, but the only place you can buy it legally will be state approved facilities.

Please continue to check back for updates as the state navigates this new horizon. Furthermore, it is important to note that marijuana is still illegal to distribute, traffic, or sell.

Hire a lawyer with experience working on marijuana cases in Birmingham, MI. The Law Office of Robert J. Morad PLLC represents clients charged with:

•Possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or distribute
•Unlawful distribution of marijuana
• Unlawful cultivation of marijuana in the first or second degree
•Sale of marijuana to a minor
•Trafficking of marijuana
•Possession or use of marijuana by a minor

Call 248-646-2920 to schedule an appointment at our Birmingham, MI office.

Understand the penalties you could still face

If you are caught growing or selling marijuana in Birmingham, MI, you could face lengthy sentences and high fines. Here is a breakdown of the standard consequences:

•If you were caught using any amount of marijuana and are under 21 years old, you could face a fine of up to $100, up to 90 days in jail or both.
•If you were caught in possession of any amount of marijuana and are under 21 years old, you could face a fine of up to $2,000, up to one year in jail or both.
•If you were caught giving, sharing or delivering someone any amount of marijuana, you could face a fine of up to $1,000, up to four years in prison or both.
•If you were caught selling or cultivating up to 5 kg of marijuana or 20 plants, you could face a fine of up to $2,000, up to two years in prison or both.
•If you were caught selling or cultivating 5 to 45 kg of marijuana or 20 to 200 plants, you could face a fine of up to $20,000, up to four years in prison or both.
•If you were caught selling or cultivating 45 kg of marijuana, 200 plants or more, you could face a fine of up to $10 million, up to 15 years in prison or both.

The Law Office of Robert J. Morad will work hard on your behalf. If you get hit with a marijuana drug charge in Birmingham, MI, call an experienced lawyer right away.