How Marijuana Laws Affect Workplace Policies for Municipalities in Michigan

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (the “Act”), passed by Michigan voters in November 2018, provides that adults age 21 and older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana on their person or up to 10 ounces in their home. Adults can also grow (but not sell) up to 12 plants in their home for personal use, and give away up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana to anyone 21 or older. Municipalities in the state play a key role in the implementation of the Act, however, they cannot prohibit the use of marijuana. In addition, an employer can continue to prohibit the possession, distribution, manufacture, and/or consumption of marijuana, in any form, at work and need not alter hiring, discipline and firing practices.

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