Whenever you walk outside in Michigan, you may be pleasantly surprised by the smell of Mary Jane in the area.

I cannot count the number of times I have been outside and have gotten a whiff of marijuana.

With marijuana being legal, you would think that there are no issues with when and where you can smoke it.

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However, you may be concerned to know that, there are very few places you can smoke weed legally.


How Much Weed Can I Have On Me?

It is actually not as bad as you may think. The Cannabis Legal Group says,

A person can legally have up to 2.5 ounces of pot on them at any time and up to 10 ounces in their homes, as long as it's locked up. You can have up to 2.5 ounces in your car, but neither drivers nor passengers can use the marijuana while the vehicle.

Guess that is their clever way of saying 'No Smoking and Driving."

Keep in mind that police can arrest you for driving under the influence of marijuana.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Michigan?

We all should know this by heart at this point.

Smoking is prohibited in all restaurants and other public facilities and buildings.

You can smoke weed in your own home as long as you have permission from other occupants, the landlord, and the property owner.


While marijuana is legal in Michigan, there are several apartment complexes that do not allow you to smoke anywhere on their property, including inside your apartment or on balconies.

So, make sure you look into those policies if that is something that is important to you.

What is the penalty for smoking weed in public in Michigan?

My Michigan Defense Lawyer says that,

Using or possessing marijuana in public in Michigan is a civil infraction punishable by a fine of no more than $100.00.

If you fail to store weed properly in your home or allow your marijuana plants to be publicly viewed, you can also get fined as well.

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