Sunday marks initially day of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan, draws huge crowds


Hundreds of men and women lined the blocks outdoors nearby marijuana dispensaries early Sunday morning as Ann Arbor corporations Exclusive Brands, Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions opened sales of marijuana to recreational customers for the initially time. The shops are 3 of six retail shops in the state of Michigan licensed to sell recreational marijuana.

Michigan passed Proposal 18-1 final November, enabling adults more than the age of 21 to possess up to two.five ounces of marijuana. The proposition also stipulated that recreational sales of marijuana be topic to a 10-% excise tax in addition to Michigan’s six-% sales tax. Applications to sell recreational marijuana opened Nov. 1.

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Wednesday that licensed retailers may perhaps transfer up to 50 % of their health-related inventory from the previous month to their recreational inventory. At present, six shops have received recreational licenses, 4 of which are situated in Ann Arbor, one particular in Evart, and one particular in Morenci, even though not all of them have opened sale to recreational customers but.

Al Moroz, manager of Arbors Wellness, mentioned he wasn’t shocked by the quantity of men and women waiting to make recreational purchases, as shoppers have been generating their demand identified. [Read more at The Michigan Daily]


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