Michigan town 'stinks;' Council buys marijuana odor device

BESSEMER, Mich. — A small town in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula is buying an odor-detection device and drafting an ordinance to crack down on the unpleasant smell of blooming marijuana plants.Bessemer City Manager Charly Loper said the Nasal Ranger could be used to check a variety of bad-air complaints, but she acknowledged that marijuana appears to be the key target.“The city of Bessemer stinks,” council member Linda Nelson said Monday as the council voted to buy the device, which will cost $3,400 with training. "You can smell marijuana everywhere.

Shortages force closing of some Illinois pot dispensaries

CHICAGO -- Illinois recreational marijuana sales have taken a hit with the closing of several dispensaries around the state because of product shortages.The legal sale of recreational cannabis began Wednesday, with customers spending about $3.2 million on the first day.

Nearly $3.2 million of pot products sold on 1st day of legal sales in Illinois

CHICAGO — Illinois' first day of legal recreational marijuana generated nearly $3.2 million in sales, state officials announced Thursday.There were 77, 128 transactions on New Year's Day, when the law legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes took effect, according to Toi Hutchinson, senior adviser to Gov.

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

CHICAGO — The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who began lining up hours early at dispensaries.About 500 people were outside Dispensary 33 in Chicago.

'The end of prohibition is historic:' Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, Dec. 1, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreational pot for the first time in the Midwest.“We’ve worked very hard to be prepared,” said Daly, who owns the medical dispensary that, for now, is among just six shops in Michigan — mostly in Ann Arbor — also approved to start selling for adult use in December.

Company hiring marijuana tester, critic for $3,000 a month

NEW YORK -- A New York-based company is looking for someone to review a wide variety of cannabis products and give their unbiased reviews and opinions of them.American Marijuana says the person hired will be shipped a box containing different brands and varieties of cannabis products every month.