Passenger, Limo, Uber – You Can’t Spark Up In The Car in MI
Weed is legal in Michigan. You can't drive under the influence. You can't smoke while driving. However, some folks think that if you're the passenger, all bets are off and you can do as you please.
Not so fast.
- People can’t drive under the influence of marijuana.
- People can’t consume marijuana while driving.
- People can’t smoke marijuana inside the passenger compartment of a car or truck while it’s on a public road. (michigan auto law)
“[O]perating, navigating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle . . . while under the influence of marijuana . . . .”;
“[C]onsuming marijuana while operating, navigating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle . . . or smoking marijuana within the passenger area of a vehicle upon a public way.” (Proposal 1, Section 4 (1)(a) and (g)).
Folks seem confused on the issue. People think that if they are taking an Uber/Lyft or are in the back of a limo, they can roll up and spark up in the back. Besides the fact your driver might object, it is in fact still illegal. Even if you're not driving.
Don't believe us? Hear it straight from the Michigan State Police via our friends at WILX.
However, the law doesn't specifically state that you can't consume weed in other forms. (WILX).