Bay Mills Indian Community First in Michigan to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

High Times magazine has a feature on the Bay Mills Indian Community becoming the first tribal community in Michigan to legalize recreational cannabis. They write in part:

Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) Tribal Chairman Bryan Newland said that the new ordinance brings tribal regulations in line with state law.

“Our tribal government does not necessarily promote the use of marijuana, but we believe that criminalizing it is bad policy,” said Newland. “Our new tribal law ensures that people on our lands are no longer at risk of prosecution for actions that are lawful everywhere else in Michigan.”

Personal possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana by adults will be allowed under the new ordinance, including up to 15 grams of cannabis concentrates. In one’s home, up to 10 ounces of marijuana may be possessed or processed. Up to 12 cannabis plants may be cultivated, with the possession of the cannabis produced through home cultivation also being legal.

…The ordinance does not permit any commercial cannabis activity by individuals or businesses, but it does reserve the right for wholly owned enterprises of the Bay Mills Indian Community to engage in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sales pending further legislation.

You can read on for more in High Times and read the text of the ordinance right here.