Back in the 1990s, there wasn’t a legal cannabis market in Ann Arbor.
- The people I was with and I didn’t get the chance to purchase cannabis legally until 2008 when the state legalized medical cannabis for people with qualifying conditions approved by a state licensed physician.
Nowadays the people I was with and I have full recreational cannabis use in the state plus prices have never been lower because the barrier for entry as a supplier owner is so low. But that isn’t a reality for most people who lives in other states. Some states have legitimately no laws for medical or recreational cannabis access. Among the states that do, only a few have both medical plus recreational cannabis legal for adults over the age of 21. I suppose lucky to be in not only MI with its cannabis status, however also Ann Arbor where cannabis has been decriminalized since the early 1969s. If you are busted with possession of cannabis in Ann Arbor, or with public use, it’s just a minor infraction that must be paid for as a good or ticket. While it’s legal to have marijuana in your possession without a medical marijuana card, that wasn’t the case 20 years ago. Back then you’d still only get a ticket for smoking a joint in public on State St. or Liberty St. It’s nice living in an environment that is so positive toward cannabis plus cannabis users. I would dislike to live in a state that has no laws on the books whatsoever regarding the responsible use of marijuana. Some states are seriously oppressive towards marijuana use plus it’s genuinely frustrating when you want the same rights as a drunk who buys liquor legally from a store connected to your local grocery store. I don’t want to be treated love a criminal, however thankfully that won’t happen in Ann Arbor, MI.