The Daily Weekly Podcast: Ann Arbor has 67% of Michigan's rec. marijuana licenses

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:06pm

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Last November, Michigan passed Proposal 18-1 which legalized adult use of recreational marijuana and possession of up to 2.5 ounces. December 1, 2019 marked the first day of recreational marijuana sales. Of the 6 licensed recreational shops in Michigan, 4 are located in Ann Arbor. The other two are located in Evart, which is located in the middle of the state and the other in Morenci which is on the eastern side of the Michigan-Ohio border.

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Al Moroz, manager of Arbors Wellness, told the Daily about the high demand from customers lined up on Sunday to purchase recreational marijuana. We wonder, why does Ann Arbor have the highest concentration of marijuana shops throughout Michigan? What does the legalization mean for those incarcerated on charges of marijuana possession? And what additional policies are being pushed forward at the state level?

This episode was produced by Executive Producer Catherine Nouhan, Audio Engineer Gibson Gillett-Behrens, our Host Sonya Vogel, Content Producers Kareem Rifai, Callie Teitelbaum and Rachel Fagan, as well as Audio Producers Josh Sodicoff, Jon Coonan, and Abigail Elwart. Sonya Vogel and Catherine Nouhan interviewed guests. All music written and produced by Gibson Gillet-Behrens.