As of December 6th, 2018, recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Michigan thanks to the passage of Proposal 1 which was approved by over 50 percent of voters.
The big question though is do you have to allow marijuana to be smoked in your Detroit rental property now that it’s legal in Michigan? The answer is no.
In this article, we will share with you several things you can do to protect yourself and ensure that Marijuana isn’t smoked in your rental property.
With the passage of Proposal 1, marijuana is legal in Michigan but that doesn’t mean you have to allow it to be smoked in your rental property especially if your lease clearly states that no smoking of any kind is allowed in your rental.
Besides not allowing smoking, you must also review your lease to make sure that it clearly states that illegal drugs are not allowed to be used in your Detroit area rental property. This is important to do because the government still considers pot to be illegal and doesn’t require landlords to make any reasonable accommodations for marijuana users.
Your lease should also clearly state that growing marijuana is prohibited at your rental property as well because growing it could put a significant strain on your rental property and its electrical system.
There’s no doubt that the very best thing you can do to protect yourself in this day and age of marijuana use is to consult with your attorney and have them create an “ironclad” lease with tough language that protects your best interests should one or more of your tenants be found to using marijuana.
To learn more about this issue, or to speak with us about our property management services in the Detroit area, contact Strategy Property Management at (734) 744-5080 or connect with us online strategypropertymanagement.com