Stateside: Recreational pot goes on sale; Rep. Inman corruption trial; is there a “right to read?” – Michigan Radio

Stateside for Monday, December 2, 2019

Today on Stateside, we get a preview of State Representative Larry Inman’s upcoming corruption trial in federal court. The Traverse City-area Republican is charged with soliciting a bribe, attempted extortion, and lying to the FBI. Plus, the view from one Ann Arbor dispensary on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in the state.

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Even after booming first day of recreational weed sales, Ann Arbor dispensary isn’t worried about a shortage

Stateside’s conversation with Al Moroz

On Sunday, people lined up for hours outside marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor for the first day of legal recreational weed sales in Michigan. Arbors Wellness was one of the first few marijuana shops in the state to receive their recreational license. We spoke with the shop’s general manager, Al Moroz, about the store’s first day of sales, who’s coming to buy, and what the future of selling marijuana will look like in Michigan.

Recreational weed is poised to be big business. Why have so few dispensaries started selling it?

Stateside’s conversation with Kathy Gray

 There are three more dispensaries who have their recreational marijuana licenses and are expected to open up in the next month or so. That will bring the total number of shops selling recreational weed to just six across the state. So why aren’t more dispensaries cashing in? Detroit Free Press marijuana reporter Kathy Gray answered that question, and she told us how the tax revenue from recreational marijuana will be spent.

What to expect as State Rep. Inman’s federal corruption trial gets underway this week

Stateside’s conversation with Max Johnston

Federal prosecutors have accused State Rep. Larry

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