Although cannabis has only been legal in Michigan since the beginning of December, stores ran out of cannabis very quickly.
According to MLive.com, a store in Evart, Michigan opened on Friday, Dec. 6 and was out of cannabis by Sunday. “People traveled from across the state, braved the cold, and stood in line for hours to be among the first to purchase recreational marijuana in northern Michigan,” said Lume Cannabis Company President and Chief Operating Officer Doug Hellyar. “In under two days, we saw over 750 customers and did more than $75,000 in recreational sales, with the average customer spending $103.”
In total, over eight pounds of cannabis was sold during that weekend. Customers spent almost $1.63 million at retail cannabis shops during the first week alone, and customers in Michigan are used to long wait times, as since Dec. 1, there has been a seriously heavy demand for cannabis.
“We will replenish our inventory for adult-use early next week, once we’re able to transfer an additional 42 pounds of Lume flower into Lit’s inventory for adult-use,” Hellyar said Sunday. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to serving northern Michigan’s cannabis community for years to come.” Although Lit did run out of product, Mlive.com reports that it restocked its selection on Tues, Dec. 10.
“We are humbled that our first weekend of adult-use sales at Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart was so well- received,” said Hellyar.
It’s no surprise that sales have been going so well in the state. Michigan made about $122,000 on the first day of sales alone, and residents have been waiting excitedly for the beginning of this month when cannabis became legal. Residents in Michigan have waited patiently for recreational cannabis to arrive, as they watched other states legalize medical and recreational cannabis in record time over the years. Now they finally get their chance to celebrate this massive step forward for the cannabis industry.