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James St. John

As of right now, Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to allow recreational or personal use of marijuana - not just for medical purposes.

It was approved in a statewide ballot proposal last month.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Adam Rosenberg, founder of Green Wolverine, a University of Michigan student organization with the mission of promoting the legal aspects of the cannabis industry.

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A state board has approved 16 medical marijuana licenses.  Licenses have been approved at all stages of the medical marijuana system– from dispensaries to testing labs.  But, there’s been some concern about having enough pot shops open for patients.