What Is An Enclosed Locked Facility?

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA) specifically defines “enclosed locked facility.” An “enclosed locked facility” is defined as “a closet, room or other comparable, stationary, and fully-enclosed area equipped with secured locks or other functioning security devices that permit access only by a” patient or caregiver.

It also explains that individuals cultivating outside can satisfy the “enclosed locked facility” requirement if an individual builds a structure that is:

  • anchored, attached, or affixed to the ground;
  • located on land that is owned, leased or rented by patient or caregiver;
  • equipped with functioning locks or other security device; and
  • enclosed on all sides, except for the ground, by chain-link fence, wire mesh, wooden slats, or similar material preventing access by the public.

An enclosed locked facility will also be established for moments where an individual is transporting a plant from one location to another within his or her vehicle. However, it should be noted that the intent of the individual must be to transport the plant from one location to another permanent location in order for the vehicle to be considered an enclosed locked facility. If the individual is transporting the marijuana plants to a temporary location, the vehicle will not be considered an enclosed locked facility, and thus the individual will be in violation of Section 4 of the MMMA.

It is always important to know the law, especially when they can bring about criminal charges. In order to smoke carefree there are certain things you as a patient or caregiver must know and follow as indicated within the MMMA, such as cultivating within an enclosed locked facility. If you have questions, comments, or concerns contact Josh Jones today; he is your Michigan Marijuana Lawyer.

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