Michigan legal weed sales top $1.6 million, at just 5 retail locations inaugural weekend

Recreational marijuana sales totaled about $1.6 million in the inaugural week of business at the first retail shops in Michigan.

Sales during the Dec. 1-8 period brought the state roughly $270,400 in revenue from the excise and sales taxes levied on pot.

People wait in line during the first day of recreational marijuana sales at GreenStone Provisions medical marijuana shop in Ann Arbor on Dec. 1, 2019.