Knowing what is considered an enclosed locked facility is essential to protecting yourself under State Law. If you fail to comply with the definition of the law, you lose your section 4 protections and open up yourself to harsh prosecution. In many instances, a loss of section 4 protections results in a charge of unlawful manufacture of marijuana. This is a FELONY offense and can have major negative consequences for the rest of your life. For this reason, it’s imperative that you follow the definition and regulations of an enclosed locked facility (Indoors and Outdoors).
Enclosed Locked Facility Definition For Indoor Grows
At first, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act defined an enclosed, locked facility as “a closet, room, or other enclosed are equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a registered primary caregiver or registered qualifying patient.” By reading this previous definition, you notice that there is no clear difference between growing your plants indoors vs. outdoors. This caused alot of confusion and the state created HB 4851 which made a clear distinction between enclosed locked facilities indoors vs. outdoors. With the passing of this bill, the definition for an enclosed locked facility INDOORS is as follows
It’s vital that you comply with this new definition considering the consequence if you don’t. If a caregiver or patient fails to follow this definition they will most likely be charged with marijuana manufacturing which is a felony criminal charge.
“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 registered primary caregiver or registered qualifying patient.”