Michigan law enforcement agencies made 23,893 arrests involving marijuana in 2015, about 9 percent of all arrests, according to Michigan State Police data.
About 64 percent of the marijuana arrests were for possession or use. Marijuana comprised about 58 percent of all drug arrests in the state.
Marijuana is the No. 1 illicit drug of choice in Michigan, experts say. An estimated 10 percent of Michigan residents use the drug at least once a month.
Michigan voters approved use of medical marijuana in 2008. There currently is a petition drive under way to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot to legalize use of recreational marijuana in Michigan.
This online database allows readers to look up 2015 marijuana arrest data for any Michigan county. Click “details” to see the a more detailed breakdown.
2015 marijuana arrests by county
The numbers were collected by the Michigan State Police.
The caveat to the data: There were 35 police agencies across the state that did not report 2015 arrest numbers to the MSP. They are:
Au Gres Baraga Bellevue Benton Township Byron Centreville Concord Township Dickinson County Dowagiac Dundee Ecorse Fair Haven Township Freeport Galien Hesperia Home Township Iron Mountain Kellogg Community College Lakeview L’anse Lexington Manton Memphis Mendon Millington Norway Peck Pigeon Port Sanilac Portland Shelby Springport Township Unionville Wayne County Community College Woodland Township.