Detroit, MI asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Michigan

Q: hello i am trying to get the definition of illegal marijuana in the state of michigan from 2002. can you please help me

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A: In 2002, the state of Michigan had laws in place that prohibited the possession, use, and cultivation of marijuana for recreational purposes. At that time, the possession, use, and sale of marijuana were generally illegal under Michigan law, and those found in violation of these laws could face criminal penalties. It's important to note that laws related to marijuana have evolved significantly in Michigan since 2002. Michigan voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in 2008, and in 2018, they approved Proposal 1, which legalized the recreational use and possession of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older. This led to the creation of a regulated marijuana market in the state. Therefore, the definition of "illegal marijuana" in Michigan from 2002 is significantly different from the current legal framework, where marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, subject to certain regulations and restrictions.

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