Licensed shops in Michigan were able to sell recreational marijuana for the first time yesterday.
Hundreds of people waited in line on the first day of marijuana sales at three different Ann Arbor stores.
Andrew Brisbo is the executive director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. He says there were more than 200-thousand dollars in sales on Sunday. But Brisbo says there is still work to be done.
“This is less reaching a finish line for us, so much as the start of our responsibilities in ensuring we’re fulfilling our mission.”
That mission includes finding the balance between allowing businesses to succeed and protecting consumers. Brisbo says the state will continue to issue licenses – but the number will depend on how many municipalities decide to allow the sale of recreational cannabis.