What law enforcement wants you to know about recreational pot

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The legalization of recreational marijuana will take effect in ten days, and officials want you to be aware of some rules before you light up.

For example, you must be at least twenty one years of age before you can legally posses, grow, store or transport marijuana, and can only exceed up to ten ounces. If this law is broken, you could face a civil infraction and be fined.

After talking with Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, he says there is a lot the public should be aware of and just named a few of them.

“You can’t smoke in public, you can’t smoke in or around school buildings. People are going to have to update themselves, not just law enforcement but those who participate in recreational marijuana, they’re going to need to know what they can and can’t do, cause it’s not necessarily our responsibility to educate the public on what they can and can’t do,” said Wriggelsworth.

Wriggelsworth also added that operating while under the influence of marijuana can have some of the same consequences of operating while under other drugs.

We will continue to follow the legalization and inform you of updates.

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