Every day it seems there is another news story concerning the increasingly liberal stance governments are taking on marijuana laws. Local Michigan ordinances designed to decriminalize pot, the federal government announcing a hands-off policy, and states like Washington and Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana are all signs of changing attitudes.
But, it isn’t time to light up freely yet—in the state of Michigan, marijuana is still very much a controlled substance and one you could suffer serious penalties for possessing, growing, or selling. And even as new cities keep passing decriminalization and legalization ordinances, the state laws have not changed. [Read more…]