The fact that it took just over a year to get to this point of being able to walk into a retail shop, show your ID and buy recreational marijuana may be frustrating to some.  However, if you look back to the beginning of the year, there wasn't much if any infrastructure to handle the simple task of selling.  First, there wasn't even a state agency to oversee the process and second, most cities and municipalities voted not to issue licenses needed to sell.  The future didn't look good.  But now....

According to an article on fox2detroit.com, confirmation by a spokesperson from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, recreational marijuana sales totaled $221,000 yesterday.  That may not seem like much but there weren't very many shops open and by not many we're talking about 3 in the Ann Arbor area.  Despite that there were long lines waiting for doors to open and patrons took advantage.  No word yet as to how many more will open in the near future.