Earlier this month Michigan voters voted to make recreational marijuana legal in the state of Michigan through the passage of Proposal 1.
Now just ten days after the election, results were expected to be certified by the Board of State Canvassers this past Monday. If the board of state canvassers certifies the election, it means recreational marijuana will be legal on December 6th according to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs who spoke to the Free Press.
That would be about a month after the elections. Despite becoming legal, this doesn’t mean people will be able to buy marijuana right away. The drug won’t be commercially available for sale until 2020.
Michigan has to first put regulations in place and issue the licenses for recreational dispensers and growers.
Adults over the age of 21 will be able to however possess, cultivate, and consume the drug starting on December 6th, but smoking in public is prohibited.