Michigan has not made recreational marijuana legal. <> was also not put on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Michigan as an indirect initiated state statute. However medical marijuana is legal under the <> which was approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008. The 3rd Coast Compassion Center was the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opening in late 2009.
So far only medical marijuana is allowed to be sold in Michigan. Michigan Medical Marijuana Initiative was passed by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008. The dispensaries began opening shortly after. They are, however, finding themselves in a grey area of law. Many of the dispensaries in the state were closed by law enforcement authorities. The year 2016 might be crucial regarding possible passing of a law allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state.
Michigan hasn’t yet legalized marijuana but polls show that the Michigan voters would OK marijuana.
A new survey of state residents likely to vote this fall found that a clear 53% majority of Michiganders would just say yes to legalizing and taxing marijuana. The latest poll followed a survey in 2014 that gave 50% support to a similar question and one in 2013 that showed 47% support.
In brief, the ballot proposal would allow Michiganders 21 years or older to grow, possess and sell marijuana, let state and local governments pass regulations and impose up to a 10% tax on non-medical pot with funding earmarked for education, road repairs and local governments.