Sunday marks initial day of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan, draws big crowds


Hundreds of individuals lined the blocks outdoors nearby marijuana dispensaries early Sunday morning as Ann Arbor firms Exclusive Brands, Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions opened sales of marijuana to recreational customers for the initial time. The retailers 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 well transfer up to 50 % of their health-related inventory from the previous month to their recreational inventory. At the moment, six retailers 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 however.

Al Moroz, manager of Arbors Wellness, stated he wasn’t shocked by the quantity of individuals waiting to make recreational purchases, as shoppers have been producing their demand recognized. [Read more at The Michigan Daily]


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