Legal recreational marijuana officially on sale in Michigan, one year after voters approved it

Product will be more expensive than medical marijuana

Recreational marijuana goes on sale in Michigan.

MICHIGAN – Recreational marijuana will be sold for the first time in Michigan starting Sunday, more than one year after it was approved by voters.

“I think it is a historic day, what it has to offer,” said Nick Warra, General Manager of Exclusive Brands, an Ann Arbor based marijuana dispensary.

Exclusive Brands is one of the three dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Click here for a complete list of the communities that have opted out of recreational marijuana.

The two other dispensaries are Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions in Ann Arbor.

You must be 21 or older to purchase recreational marijuana and have a valid state ID or driver’s license.

The businesses say they’re ready for the long lines. Recreational marijuana will be more expensive than medical marijuana. It has an excise tax of 10 percent in addition to the state’s 6 percent sales tax.

Local 4′s Victor Williams was in Ann Arbor Sunday morning where he spoke with Kelly Savage, the first person to buy marijuana legally in the state of Michigan. Savage camped out over 10 hours to buy an ounce of Platinum OG. The lines to purchase recreational marijuana are out the door at Exclusive Brands.

More on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan:

Recreational marijuana sales

About the Authors:

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.

Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.