US: MICHIGAN JOINS THE PARTY

November 27th, 2018 by

Michigan Joins the Party!

MICHIGAN JOINS THE PARTY

US LEGISLATION UPDATES

With voters passing Proposal 1, legal cannabis is on its way to Michigan.

The legislative change is expected to come into effect by early December, meaning Michigan is about to join the ranks of weed-welcoming US states.

Public perceptions and the demand for legalisation in the US are at an all-time high.

Michigan residents over the age of 21 will be within their legal rights to carry up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis on their person at any time.
Adults will also be able to legally grow up to 12 cannabis plants within private property; though landlords will remain able to deny accommodation to those who smoke cannabis / prohibit the cultivation of the plant within their property.

Specific licensing arrangements will need to be drawn up, as the bill proposes various different certifications to allow additional allowances, such as:

Whilst legislative details and minutia are still being considered, the response to the decision has been largely positive.
One of the lesser known debates revolves around the use of cannabis within university campuses; with one campaign group, in particular, pushing for cannabis to be treated near identically to alcohol, so far as its acceptance within social situations and institutions is concerned.

 

What does this mean?

 

Is this particular model of legalisation one you agree with?
Do you think we could learn from the American legislation model here in the UK?

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