GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD TV ) — Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Michigan on Thursday, but there are still a lot of questions about the ins and outs of the new law.
What follows is a list of frequently asked questions and the answers you're looking for.
WHAT IS LEGAL UNDER THE NEW LAW?
People 21 and older can carry up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and keep 10 ounces at home. You can also grow up to 12 plants at your home for your use.
WHAT IS ILLEGAL?
You may not use marijuana in public.
You may not bring marijuana onto school grounds or into a jail or prison.
You may not drive a vehicle or operate a boat or ORV under the influence of marijuana.
You may not grow marijuana in a place where it's easily visible from the street. Marijuana must be grown in an enclosed area equipped with locks or some other form of security.
For people under the age of 21, it will still be against the rules to possess or use recreational marijuana. You may not give any marijuana to people under the age of 21.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE RULES?
Having between 2.5 ounces and 5 ounces of marijuana will be civil infraction carrying a fine of up to $1,000. Third and higher offenses will be misdemeanors carrying a fine up to $2,000.
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