Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: During the last thirty years, Ann Arbor, Michigan has enacted some of the most lenient laws on marijuana possession in the country. A city ordinance has been in place since 1972, which treats marijuana possession as a traffic offense. If you’re caught with pot, (as long as you are not selling) you will receive a small fine, usually about twenty-dollars. However, if you are caught with pot on University of Michigan property… you will be subject to federal laws, because the University is a funded by the federal government, and they own the land. Therefore, it is best to stay off University property when smoking, and stay within Ann Arbor city limits.

The Courts don’t keep track of the number of offenses, they just fine everyone $25 +$25 court costs = $50. Police do not enforce federal law, only state law.

Our most recent report is: “Legislation chage now having possession of marijuana is a 93 day Misdemonor.”

Law enforcement: Ann Arbor police sometimes patrol areas where tokers smoke outside, especially near toker friendly bars downtown. They may briefly cuff you, take your stash and let you go with a $50 ticket. Otherwise, Ann Arbor police generally don’t investigate cannabis offenses, but they do contribute to the multi-county drug enforcement agency LAWNET.

Try not to blow the smoke right at the police officer and chances are you’ll be alright.

Where to buy marijuana in Ann arbor: Marijuana is most often purchased within someone’s home, or apartment. Marijuana is, however, available on the street. The two head shops near E Williams and S State attract a weed-friendly crowd. The liquor stores in this area, and further down S State near Packard can be good places to find a dealer. Use common sense, and don’t be afraid to ask people. Occasionally, one can find somebody smoking openly in a neighborhood. The Fourth Ward area (Catherine St., E Ann) can be good for this, as well as, other areas with students (Washtenaw, E University, Hill). The Nichols Arboretum (a nature preserve) is often filled with tokers, if school is in session and the weather permits. Just use common sense, and approach people who look like they smoke.

another report we received is :”Preferably from someone you know. However, if you don’t know anyone, I recommend the usual people and places: students, taxi drivers, toker friendly bars and diners, head shops, the “Arboretum”, and other places near the University of Michigan central campus, west side of downtown, and north side of downtown.”

Ann Arbor marijuana prices: 40 per 1/8 of regs and 50-60 per 1/8 of chronic. People selling weed in Ann Arbor mostly consist of college students and because of how they’re all looking for a cut you aren’t going to find any cheap prices in town.

and also: “Prices usually go for a little higher than you have posted. Midgrade weed may go for prices like that, but if you’re looking to buy good weed, it’s going to be more around $40-50 for an eighth.”

Brands: A wide-range of marijuana is available. From “chronic” to “mexican shwag”.

More information: Ann Arbor hosts the annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash held on the first Saturday of April starting at 12 noon at the University of Michigan Diag and then proceeds to the Monroe Street Fair at 1 pm. Go to or for more information.