Illegal to Publicly Smoke Marijuana in Michigan?
Since the use of recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan back in 2018, the Cannabis industry within the mitten state has soared through the roof. In many cities, there are provisioning centers, dispensaries, greenhouses, warehouses, and more all catered to the powerful flower. Although it's legal for those 21 years or older to use, there are still some limitations.
Just like anything else in our country, recreational marijuana use is monitored by local, state, and federal laws. One of the hardest parts of adapting to a new way of living or new rules is completely understanding all of them and what you are and are not allowed to do. One of the most asked questions post-legalization of marijuana is are 21+ individuals allowed to use marijuana in public.
Recreational marijuana is now similar to the use of alcohol in Michigan. Michigan residents and those visiting are allowed to recreationally buy and use marijuana as long as they are 21 or older. This also means there are regulations on how you may use the product as well since it is not just a free-for-all.
The first thing that comes to mind is the storage and use of marijuana while on the move or in public. In the last few years, we have seen social districts open up which allow adults to drink alcoholic beverages in select areas.
I think we're far from seeing anything like this for recreational marijuana. Right now the law says that you must place marijuana in the trunk of your vehicle like alcohol, can't be carried in places like schools and school buses where children frequent, and must be used within a public space like your home.
as of now, it is illegal to use marijuana in a public setting but this may not always be the case. Just think of the ways that alcohol laws have changed and we may possibly see something like that come into effect for marijuana.