A bud on a growing marijuana plant (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
“I don’t know what they are going to say about vaping because the statute itself I don’t believe defines vaping,” Montague said . “It does not define consuming and it does not define smoking, so one of the issues that most likely will be litigated in the near future is going to be where vaping falls within the context of this act.”
The law says that, while a property owner can prohibit or regulate “the consumption, cultivation, distribution, processing, sale, or display of marijuana and marijuana accessories,” a lease agreement can’t prohibit a tenant from keeping up to 10 ounces at home or “consuming marijuana by means other than smoking.”
3. How to grow marijuana at home
Republican lawmakers are trying to put through a new bill that will prevent people from growing their own marijuana.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan right now, but there won’t be a legal way to buy it until 2020 or so.
You can’t buy seeds or cuttings from anyone until the state-approved retail businesses are up and running, but someone could give them to you.
Female cannabis plants are the ones that produce the marijuana, so growers will need to take that into account. Once the plant’s done flowering, it won’t produce flowers again, Dupree said.
Statewide sales hit a peak in July 2020, then began trending downward. What’s going on?
Others point to a certain amount of product coming in from out-of-state, specifically overflow from Oregon and Washington’s supply surplus—and the ease with which cannabis can be transported via USPS and UPS now that the federal ban on hemp has lifted. (Note: sending cannabis via USPS or UPS with THC levels greater than 0.3% remains illegal under federal law.)
Don’t you know consumption’s going up, up, up, up, up
Silva predicts that the oversaturated market for “mids” will squeeze many of the large grow conglomerates out, which could ultimately be good for the consumer.
Perhaps most surprisingly of all, O’Toole notes that Michiganders are increasingly growing outdoors. Five years ago, he says, 80% to 90% of people who grew their own in Michigan were growing indoors. That ratio has switched.
This leaves two questions: 1) Why aren’t Michiganders buying as much from licensed stores and dispensaries, and 2) Where are they getting their product?