Back in the 1990s, there wasn’t a legal cannabis market in Ann Arbor.
All of us didn’t get the occasion to purchase cannabis legally until 2008 when the state legalized medical cannabis for people with qualifying conditions approved by a state licensed physician.
Nowadays all of us have full recreational cannabis use in the state & prices have never been lower because the barrier for entry as a business owner is so low. But that isn’t a reality for everyone 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 & recreational cannabis legal for adults over the age of 21. I guess fortunate to be in not only Michigan with its cannabis status, however also Ann Arbor where cannabis has been decriminalized since the early 1974s. 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 nice 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 & cannabis users. I would do not like to live in a state that has no laws on the books whatsoever regarding the responsible use of marijuana. Some states are severely oppressive towards marijuana use & it’s genuinely aggravating when you want the same rights as a drunk who buys liquor legally from a store affixed to your local grocery store. I don’t want to be treated love a criminal, however thankfully that won’t happen in Ann Arbor, Michigan.