What you need to know about marijuana legalization in Michigan
A Michigan bill aimed at decriminalizing marijuana use by adults is moving forward in the legislature after a major push by advocates and lawmakers who say it’s the right thing to do.
Rick Snyder, a Democrat, said Tuesday he has sent a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where a version is likely to pass.
The bill would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older and impose a $100 fine for anyone caught with small amounts of the drug.
It would also ban marijuana in public parks and playgrounds, ban marijuana cultivation in public buildings and require the labeling of all products made from marijuana.
The legislation, which has not been taken up by the full House of Representatives, also would require a background check for anyone purchasing or possessing marijuana.
Marijuana has been illegal in Michigan since July 2018.