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Recreational marijuana officially went on sale in Detroit on Wednesday when the medical dispensary House of Dank on Fort Street, near the border of Lincoln Park, opened its doors to recreational buyers.

A few hours later on the opposite side of the city, DaCut, a medical marijuana dispensary on Gratiot Avenue in Detroit’s Eden Gardens neighborhood, started offering recreational marijuana.

“Going recreational in Detroit is a huge milestone for us,” Crystal Jamo, general manager of House of Dank, said. “Just because we’ve been waiting for it for so long that, like, ‘Pinch me, is it real?’ “

After the dispensary received from the state of Michigan the final approval needed to begin selling recreational marijuana late Tuesday afternoon, the company started transporting recreational marijuana products from its distribution center and moved products from the vaults of other House of Dank stores to the Fort Street dispensary, Mike DiLaura, House of Dank’s general counsel, said.

Trina Jewell, 58, of Toledo, left, purchases recreational marijuana flower with the help of House of Dank general manager Crystal Jamo, 29, in Detroit on  Jan. 4, 2023, at the dispensary on Fort Street in Detroit. After years of delay, recreational marijuana finally goes on sale in Detroit. Jewell, who holds a medical marijuana card, was happy for Detroit to sell recreational marijuana products too "this is good for those that donÕt hold medical cards and it really offers more choices," said Jewell.

“Today and all weekend long, you’re going to see a real explosion of products,” he said. “That’s what’s really in store for Detroit. There’s so much more variety of products on the recreational side now in Michigan than on the medical side.”

On Wednesday morning, signs advertising that it sold recreational marijuana were being hung up on the exterior of the dispensary. Over at DaCut, General Manager Brenda Essmyer started getting recreational products into the system early Wednesday afternoon and said she…

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