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Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Michigan today

by Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Michigan turned green and became the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.

But the old saying, “Smoke ’em if you got ’em,” carries many, many caveats.

Matt Abel, who has been a marijuana advocate for years and is the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said he planned to “roll a big fattie and smoke it at midnight,” when Michigan’s voter-approved ballot initiative on recreational marijuana officially went into effect.

“This is the last day of prohibition,” he said on Wednesday. “It’s significant and a milestone for marijuana laws in Michigan. But we still have a ways to go.”  For more information:

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