Over the course of 2018, the little green plant called marijuana has been making headway across the United States of America. As of the midterm elections, 33 states now allow the use of medical-grade marijuana for patients who meet qualifications for severe medical conditions, and 10 (additionally) have fully legalized recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older. Among the states that allow recreational pot is Michigan, which recently became #10 on the list of pro-cannabis hot spots. Needless to say, since November, lawmakers have been approving a new set of regulations for the state’s program for medical marijuana. Furthermore, one of the most significant alterations to an existing policy is that patients do not have to go to a store to purchase marijuana. Now, their precious cargo can be delivered to their doorsteps. Let’s take a closer look and find out more about Michigan’s pot delivery system.
Setting up New Rules
Early on November 27, 2018, Michigan’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (the overseer of regulations enforced by other agencies statewide) established new rules for the medical marijuana program. Overall, the new regulations are carbon copies of current legal establishments. However, some more significant changes have been made, as well. Now, medical marijuana patients can take part in home delivery services to receive their drugs at their doorstep, a system that could take Michigan one step closer to making the cannabis plant more accessible to users.
Keep in mind that dispensaries can deliver a maximum of 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana (per single patient). Likewise, workers who conduct deliveries can only make a maximum of 10 deliveries.
Besides the updates about the home delivery system, Michigan has already made headlines with its official legalization of recreational pot. Early in November, voters voiced approval for Proposition 1 by a 55% to 45% margin, but the law will not put into effect until December 6, 2018. Once the law is finalized, adults 21 years and older will have the legal right to purchase and grow marijuana, as well as consume and possess the drug, without the requirement of a medical card.
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