skip to Main Content
Marijuana will be legal in Michigan on Dec. 6: What to know

The official certification of the 2018 election results Monday begins a 10-day clock for legal weed in Michigan.

But even though the law doesn’t take effect until Dec. 6, prosecutors in Michigan, including in Macomb and Oakland counties, are beginning to quietly dismiss low-level marijuana criminal charges that will no longer be a crime after marijuana becomes legal in the state.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith sent a memo to staff last week, telling assistant prosecutors to begin the process of dismissing marijuana charges, such as use or possession of small amounts of weed.

Likewise, Oakland County’s Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said Monday that the same is happening in Oakland.

There aren’t many low-level cases that are handled by county prosecutors, Walton said, indicating he’d only seen three requests to dismiss so far. Most are handled by city attorneys, who enforce municipal ordinance violations.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, as well as the Michigan State Police are still weighing options for marijuana enforcement as the legalization date draws near.

“Now that Proposal 1 has passed, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to following the law regarding the prosecution of marijuana cases,” Worthy said in a statement. [Read more at Detroit Free Press]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

As expungements on marijuana convictions continue in Missouri, few in prison are eligible

Cody Spencer was arrested in 2009 for marijuana possession and spent two years in prison. At the time it was a crime, but now, thanks to a newly passed constitutional…

Missouri weed prices are about to go up. How high? That depends whom you ask Read more at:

In February, the first month that recreational marijuana could legally be sold in Missouri, sales hit $103 million — well above what many industry observers predicted. That’s good news for…

Delaware lawmakers vote to legalize recreational marijuana. What will the governor do?

The Delaware Senate in a historic vote on Tuesday passed two pieces of legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana and allow dispensaries to grow and sell weed in the First…

Another hurdle for New York cannabis regulators to tackle: retail buffer zones

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management recently announced a policy change to double the number of conditional dispensaries allowed in the state, but existing zoning rules could cap the number…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search