CannabisNewsBreaks – Marijuana Legalization in Illinois, Michigan Brings Patchwork of Legal and Cultural Snares

A recent article on Fox News by Frank Miles highlighted a patchwork of legal and cultural snares as the marijuana recreational market expands to Midwestern states. According to the article, the December 1 start of legal sales in Michigan and the January 1 start in Illinois brings to the Midwest a climate where some neighboring states allow limited marijuana use for medical purposes, but none have moved to permit recreational use. The Associated Press reported that officials have been renewing warnings against the dangers of “canna-tourism” and carrying marijuana products over state lines. In Michigan, where $4.7 million of recreational marijuana was sold in the first three weeks of December, regulators were unsure how much was bought by out-of-state customers. Many shop owners claimed brisk business, particularly from neighboring Ohio and Indiana and nearby Illinois. “There’s been people from all over,” said Bart Kupczyk, a co-owner and director of retail at Ann Arbor-based Greenstone Provisions, one of 23 Michigan retailers licensed for adult-use recreational sales. “Ann Arbor is close to Ohio. It’s a destination city in its own right as a fairly well-known college town.”

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