Michigan cannabis reforms and industry launch

Michigan legalized medical cannabis in 2008 but in 2018, voters passed the state’s adult-use cannabis legalization making it the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis. Dispensaries in Michigan opened their doors to all adults the following year. Cannabis sales in the state carry a 10% excise tax in addition to the state’s standard 6% sales tax (medical sales are exempted from the 10% excise tax).

Cannabis purchasing & possession rules

Michigan’s cannabis industry has some of the most lenient possession and purchasing limits in the country:

  • Adults aged 21+ can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower and 15 grams of cannabis concentrate.
  • Daily purchasing limits are likewise set at 2.5 ounces of flower and 15 grams of cannabis concentrate.
  • Home growing up to 12 cannabis plants is allowed for adults aged 21+.


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