Michigan legal weed sales to start: Ann Arbor dispensaries to sell

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On first day of legal weed sales, you'll only find it in one Michigan city

Years of work to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use will bear fruit on Sunday when the first sales of legal weed take place in Michigan.

Three pot shops in Ann Arbor, already known as a cannabis-friendly city, will be ground zero for the start of recreational marijuana sales.

The three retailers — Exclusive Brands, Arbor Wellness and Greenstone Provisions — have been gearing up as the first businesses licensed by the state to be able to sell legal weed to anyone over the age of 21, beginning sometime after 10 a.m. Sunday.

"We're not really sure what to expect. It's an unprecedented event," said Maggie Smith, manager of Greenstone. "People have been calling to see if they can make reservations."

For anyone thinking about that, you can't.

The timing of the first sales remained a bit up in the air. A state employee in Lansing was expected to "flip the switch," technologically speaking, so that the three shops could begin transferring marijuana products from the medical side of the business to the new recreational market, both in the state's computer system and within the shop.

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That flip was expected to happen at 10 a.m. Then the shops were expected to switch their inventory — but they are allowed to transfer only 50% of the medical products that have been on their shelves for at least 30 days.

That means there wasn't expected to be an abundance of product available on the first day of sales.

"We do plan to open on Dec. 1 with a limited…
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