On December 01, 2019, Michigan opened its doors to the recreational sales of marijuana, becoming the 10th state to legalize in the United States. Many people, including in state and out of state residents, camped out overnight in Ann Arbor. The cold rain didn’t stop them from enjoying this historical moment. Sales began around 10 a.m. 

Michigan’s possession and transport limits allow customers to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including a maximum of 15 grams of marijuana concentrates. Residents can also keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants at home. 

Another midwestern state, Illinois, has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with sales expected to begin New Year’s Day. Illinois laws are a slightly different. Residents will be able to possess 500 milligrams of THC in edible products, 30 grams of marijuana plant, and 5 grams of concentrate. 

As with all recreational states, anyone over the age of 21 with a valid state ID or driver’s license can purchase recreational marijuana from licensed retailers.

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