Trying pot in Michigan: Some tips for beginners

So here’s a fact about me that may burst a certain stereotype about public radio reporters: I don’t smoke weed.

I mean, I was into a little bit a long time ago, but it was real amateur level, and the world of weed has gotten so much more complicated since then. There are all these different strains, and pipes and vaporizers and edibles. It’s just a lot to keep up with, okay?

So what if you’re like me, and you don’t know anything about pot, but now that it’s officially legal in Michigan, you think, ‘Maybe I’d try it. Give it a go.’

Where do you start?

“Oh man,” says Gregory Hatt, at Purple East, a shop in Grand Rapids that sells pipes and things that they used to have to say was for tobacco use only. “You better go talk to your buddy or your cousin or your friend who smokes because

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