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Takeaways from the first day of recreational weed sales in Michigan

A jar of marijuana flower sitting on a glass counter
Bryce Huffman
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Michigan Radio
Just three dispensaries in Michigan started selling recreational weed on Sunday. For those who did, business was booming.

On Sunday, December 1st, customers lined up for hours outside of three marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor. Those three shops were the only ones in the state selling recreational weed on the first day it was legal to do so. 

Arbors Wellness is one of those shops. We spoke with Al Moroz, the shop’s general manager, about the the first day of recreational sales, and what the future of marijuana retail will look like in Michigan.

There are three more dispensaries who have their recreational licenses and are expected to open up in the next month or so. That brings the total number of shops selling recreational weed to just six across the state. So why aren’t more dispensaries cashing in?

Detroit Free Press marijuana reporter Kathy Gray answered that question, and she told us how the tax revenue from recreational marijuana will be spent.