All three were in Ann Arbor, a hot spot for dispensaries in the state, and also the city where the annual Hash Bash is held.

At Exclusive Brands an estimated 2,000 people waited in a line that circled around the block and into nearby parking lots, even two hours after opening.

The very first transaction was a joint preroll purchase at Arbors Wellness by two of the most well known cannabis activists in the state, John Sinclair and Ryan Basore.

Sinclair’s first legal recreational purchase came 50 years after he was arrested and sentenced to 10 years for possession of two joints, which he fought alongside residents of Michigan, culminating in the John Sinclair Freedom Rally held in Ann Arbor, 1972, headlined by John Lennon, Bob Seeger, and Stevie Wonder.

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