HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Recreational Weed Is Taking Hold
Pubdate: Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Source: USA Today (US)
Copyright: 2019 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co. Inc
Author: Grace Hauck


Two Midwestern states are breaking into the recreational marijuana
market, and dispensaries are expecting huge crowds.

Legal weed sales began Sunday in Michigan, where a handful of
dispensaries in Ann Arbor planned to be open for business. The
landmark moment in the state's cannabis industry comes amid a
temporary ban on the sale of vaping devices in Michigan as health
officials investigate the causes of vaping-related lung illnesses nationwide.

In Illinois, where officials are grappling with a lack of racial
equity in the cannabis industry, sales are expected to begin New Year's Day.

The states are the 10th and 11th nationwide to allow recreational
marijuana sales.

Thirty-three states allow the sale of marijuana for medical use, which
Michigan legalized in 2008, followed by Illinois in 2013.
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