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3 Michigan dispensaries given green light to deliver recreational marijuana

Three recreational pot shops in Michigan are now offering home deliveries.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The recreational marijuana industry in Michigan continues to grow -- now three pot shops are now offering home deliveries.

Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart, Battle Creek Provisioning in Battle Creek and Natures Releaf Burton Inc. in Burton have been cleared to make the deliveries by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

"It's incredibly exciting because not everybody can get out easily, whether you have some kind of disability or you don't have transportation so really the accessibility, this is a real game-changer for the accessibility," says Tami VandenBerg of the West Michigan Cannabis Guild. 

LARA already gave the OK to 67 medical marijuana dispensaries to make home deliveries, but this is a first the recreational retailers can offer the same service. 

As of Dec. 19, recreational marijuana retailers made more than $3 million in sales -- creating more than half a million dollars in tax revenue for the state. 

"I think I was underestimating how many people are really interested in recreational cannabis," says VandenBerg.

Also, the statewide total of adult-use licenses went up to 33.

More than 1,400 of Michigan’s nearly 1,800 cities, townships and villages aren’t allowing pot shops. 

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