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Recreational Marijuana Now Being Sold In Ann Arbor

Dec 2, 2019

The City of Ann Arbor continues to be one of the very few places you can purchase recreational marijuana in Michigan.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan visited one of the local dispensaries and has the story.

"How's it going my man?  Are you rec or medical?  Rec." 

Over 1,100 recreational marijuana customers have made purchases at Exclusive Brands in Ann Arbor since Sunday.  The business was the first in Michigan to receive a recreational marijuana license.  Customers 21 and older have spent up to seven hours in line to legally buy recreational marijuana.  Kasey Baydoun was among them.

Kasey Baydoun: I think it's real awesome how they have everything set up.  It's real professional.  I like the face-to-face interaction with the people.

Nick Warra is the general manager at Exclusive Brands.  He says for them, it's more than just about making a sale.  They educate their customers on recreational marijuana.

Nick Warra: I think it's very valuable information because you have to know what type of product is best for you and what the dosage should be.

Arbor Wellness and Greenstone Provisions in Ann Arbor are also selling recreational marijuana.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu