How exactly is weed legal in 21 states?

Soo...i live in michigan and Apparently it's legal here????? As well as 21 other states Supposedly... but say a man gets caught with weed he goes to jail and if hes selling ....hes going to jail???? Now when it says legal does it mean that

***Medical marijuana*** is legal in WITH a card?? How exactly does this work???


"Do you ever think it will legal every where for everyone over 21 in the bext 10 years"?

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Wow, overuse non alphabetical characters much?

    Marijuana is still 100% illegal under Federal laws.

    Marijuana has been approved in the medical treatment of certain conditions by certain states and those conditions vary from state to state but as a rule all require the approval of a medical professional (which implies a prescription or an authorization)

    Marijuana has only been legalized for non-medical use in two states, CO and WA.

    So, in MI, Marijuana is only legal on the State level and only for those with a medical condition recognized by that state and a prescription/authorization ("card").

    "In the November election of 2008, Michigan became the thirteenth state to legalize the physician supervised possession and use of cannabis. More than 60 percent of Michigan voters decided in favor of Proposal 1, which established a state-regulated system regarding the use and cultivation of medical marijuana by qualified patients.[17] On Dec.4, 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act was enacted into law allowing patients with debilitating medical conditions such as HIV,cancer, and Hepatitis C to legally possess and use marijuana.[17] The patient can have up to two and a half ounces of usable marijuana and twelve plants that are kept in an enclosed and locked facility.[17]

    Recreational use of marijuana has not been decriminalized in the state of Michigan. Possession of any amounts of the plant is a misdemeanor punishable by one year incarceration plus a fine of $2,000 while actual using is punishable by 90 days in jail and a fine of $100.[33] If possession is in a public park, then the incarceration is for 2 years and a fine of $2,000.[33] Distributing marijuana without remuneration is a misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.[33]

    Additionally in the November 2012 election, Detroit, Michigan, and Flint, Michigan decriminalized marijuana possession of an ounce or less for persons 21 years and older. Ypsilanti, Michigan passed an ordinance to make marijuana the lowest priority for law enforcement activity[34]

    The sale and cultivation of cannabis is a felony punishable by 4–15 years imprisonment and $20,000-$10,000,000 in fines depending on the number of plants grown and the amount (in Kg) of usable marijuana sold.[33]"--Wikipedia

    As to the Optional bonus question:

    I'll let you do the math on that one: take a look and see how long it's taken CO and WA to legalize it's recreational use after they legalized it's medical use, see how far behind the other 48 states are and average them out. Though realistically, it will be a little less than that since the presence of states that have legalized it puts pressure on those that haven't and that pressure will grow with every state.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Just like alcohol when it was illegal, due to the out cry for the mind altering substance,so shall this drug be legal soon. Once the government realize it will be a good money maker like alcohol is now.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    I don't see how it will get legalized in "the bible belt".. ever

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