Poet Busted for Pot in 1969 Makes 1st Purchase of Legal Recreational Weed in Michigan

At the age of 28, John Sinclair was arrested in 1969 for possessing two marijuana joints and sent to prison for nearly three years. On Sunday, the now 78-year-old poet and activist became the first person in Michigan to legally purchase recreational cannabis. “It went swiftly. I got some weed over the counter,” Sinclair told ABC News when reached by phone. “It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years.” About a year…

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