Traveling to Michigan, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in Michigan. 

Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.

The Basics

The Need to Know


Adults 21 and older may posses up to  2.5 ounces, (71 grams), of cannabis flower; or 15 grams, or 0.53 ounces, of concentrate.

Certified medical patients may legally possess up to 1 ounce, (28.35 grams), of cannabis “marihuana-infused product.” 

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) designates that the following amounts as legal equivalents of one ounce (1) of medical marijuana:

  • 16 ounces, or 453.6 grams, of marihuana-infused product in a solid form
  • 7 grams marihuana-infused product in a gaseous form
  • 36 fluid ounces, or 1.06 liters, of marihuana-infused product in a liquid form

Purchasing Limits

Adults 21 and older can purchase 2.5 ounces. There are also limitations on how much and what kinds of edibles retailers can sell to adult use cannabis consumers vs. medical card holders. Please consult with your dispensary for specifics. 

You can have cannabis delivered if you are a medical marijuana cardholder.


You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.

It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land or in a vehicle (even if you are a passenger). If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines. 

It is legal for employers to create a cannabis policy that can refuse to hire based on failed drug tests. 


Adults 21 and older can grow up to twelve cannabis plants per household. All plants must be secured indoors, or outside in a locked area that is not easily visible from public areas.

If you want to grow in a rental property you must get landlord approval. 

Driving Under the Influence

If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties.

Transporting Marijuana

It is legal to transport cannabis in your vehicle as long as it is in a sealed container and out of reach of the driver. It is best to keep products in the trunk or a locked glove box.

Exporting Marijuana

Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught. 

It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.

Traveling by Plane

Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it. 


You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.

Certified medical cannabis patients from out of state may use medical cannabis while in Michigan, as long as their home state also allows for reciprocity.

Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions:

The MMMP reserves medical cannabis access for patients with the following debilitating medical conditions under Michigan’s medical marijuana laws:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail-patella syndrome

The MMMP also reserves medical cannabis for chronic or debilitating conditions, or their treatments, that produce one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.

Additional Resources

Looking for more?

Check out Michigan’s government site.

Want to learn more about the cannabis laws in other states? Click here to find out more.