State police worry about legal weed in Michigan crossing state lines

Don't get any ideas and try to bring marijuana across the Indiana state line.

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 6:20 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 6:09 AM

FORT WAYNE, ind (WFFT)-December 6 is the first day of legal marijuana in the state of Michigan. Michigan residents over 21 can have or transport up 70.8 grams, can grow up to 12 plants and gift 70.8 grams to another person.

"The district of Fort Wayne covers 11 counties and two of them borders the state of Michigan," said Indiana State Police Lt. Corey Culler.

But don't get any ideas and try to bring it across the Indiana state line. Local law enforcement agencies say they're still enforcing state marijuana laws.

"We're going to see more crashes involving people impaired with marijuana and that is a huge safety risk to the public so were are going to strictly enforce that law," said Culler.

And remember even if you smokes in Michigan legally, you can still catch a charge in Indiana if you're driving under the influence of marijuana and pulled over.

"If somebody had used that on a Friday and on a Saturday they're driving, and get involved in a crash and there's serious bodily injury, we're required to give tests to all drivers involved in that crash when there are injuries so they may come up positive. We would put a case report together and give it to the prosecutor for potential chargers to be put up against them," said Culler.

In Indiana, you can get a misdemeanor and up to one year in jail and a fine of 5,000 for possessing up to 30 grams.

"Be responsible, find a designated driver and get home safe back to Indiana," said Culler.

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