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Date Set For When You Can Legally Smoke Pot In Michigan

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

November 26, 2018

(The Breeze) We now have an official date when recreational marijuana will become legal in Michigan.

"Circle December 6th, and smoke 'em if you got 'em," Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick told our sister station WWJ Newsradio 950.

The State Board of Canvassers has certified election results showing overwhelming that Michigan voters want legalized pot for residents age 21 years and up.

December 6, 2018 will be the date -- 10 days after certification -- when the law will go into effect.

"The question is where do you get the pot, since the apparatus and the marketing system is not in place yet to actually sell the stuff," Skubick said, noting that regulations regarding retail pot shops could take a year or even two to set up.  "But I supposed if you wanna toke, you'll find it somewhere."

Under the law, users can have up to 2.5 ounces (71 grams) of the drug on them and up to 10 ounces (284 grams) at home. It also allows users to grow up to 12 plants in their homes. The sales will be taxed -- 10 percent on top of the six percent sales tax -- with the tax dollars going to schools, roads and cities where the sales take place. You can't use it in a public place or drive under the influence. 

Once retail sales are in place, the state will collect taxes on marijuana to fund road repairs.