The majority of folks that are caught with a bag of pot or any other illegal substance will go to prison. The problem is that this crime is often left up to the discretion of the person being arrested. In Michigan, the state’s marijuana crimes are a felony, and there is no limit on the amount of cannabis that can be seized.
This is not really a new problem. In the summer of 2008, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that police can only seize a person’s marijuana from his or her vehicle, but not from his or her home or from his or her person. The court’s decision was based on a 2006 case in which a man had been arrested in the middle of the night by two police officers after a traffic stop. The two officers came to the man’s house to check his computer for information about marijuana.
I’m not sure if this is the exact reasoning for the courts ruling, but it’s hard to imagine that it’s going to change anytime soon. In fact, in a story that first ran in the Detroit Free Press in 2008, police seized $70,000 worth of marijuana, a handgun, and three kilograms of cocaine from a 24 year old man’s house.
That’s pretty much how it looks, but it’s really just a bunch of weed. A misdemeanor charge against a man who was arrested by police for possessing that much weed is punishable by up to a year in prison. It doesn’t matter that the man lives in a nice house with his parents, and had his children around him all day. If you live in the middle of a forest with no running water, but you’re constantly smoking marijuana with your friends, that’s still a felony.
You can also get the same thing in your state if you have a license to sell marijuana. This is because Michigan has a “regeneration” program where you can simply change your address to a new state that will automatically put you in the “green light” zone for the next year. This is done by the state to help ensure that the “red light” area has a steady supply of people who are able to buy marijuana legally.
This is just an excuse to show off some other drug, like heroin, cocaine, or meth. It also makes it very clear that it isnt actually a legitimate drug.
It’s not because you don’t know how to kill a person, but simply because it’s illegal to have an illegal drug.
That said, it is a felony in Michigan to possess at least ten grams of marijuana. A person convicted of this offense will also receive a two year prison sentence, plus a mandatory $100 fine. So, the only people who can get a misdemeanor conviction in Michigan are habitual drug users, and all of their friends.
Because marijuana is such a popular drug, even the police recognize that possession of even a small amount of marijuana is a serious offense. It also makes it very clear that its not really legal to have a high, just like meth. Because unlike meth, the mere possession of marijuana cannot be used as evidence in court. If you were arrested for the possession of an even a small amount of marijuana, you will have to prove you were intoxicated to get a conviction.
In the case of an impaired driver, they’ll be able to argue their driving was impaired (they’d be able to argue that they were drugged) but with the possession of pot, the courts will say it was legal. This has led to situations like the one where two men were given a DUI charge for being in a bar in a biker bar. It turns out the bikers knew the two guys were bikers and tried to bust them.