Whether you have just moved to Michigan or you have been in the state for a long time, you may have heard about the recent legalization of the plant. It is still important to be aware of the local laws, because there remains a limit to exactly how much of the plants you can possess and cultivate.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws states that anywhere in Michigan, you can now have up to two and a half ounces on your person at any time and in most places. There is no criminal penalty whatsoever for this amount, as long as you stay off of federal government property.

Within your home, the limit is greater. You can actually have up to ten ounces of the dried plant in your property.

However, be aware that if you are caught with more than two and a half ounces outside of your home, you could be fined up to $500 and be charged with a civil infraction. It is a misdemeanor to have more than 5 ounces outside of your home, though the fine is the same as having between two and a half and five ounces.

Hashish or marijuana concentrate is considered the same as marijuana in terms of potential criminal penalties, but the quantities are different. You can legally carry as much as 15 grams of marijuana concentrate. Any more than that, and you may be subject to criminal charges.

One important thing to note is that these laws only apply to adults. If you are considered a minor, it is still illegal for you to possess any amount of marijuana.