I recently moved to a neighborhood in south Ann Arbor near the border to Saline and I couldn’t be happier.
I was born in the deep south and was getting sick of living in a humid swamp that was full of gators, venomous snakes, and insects large enough to pick you up and carry you away.
My cousins were living in Ypsilanti at the time so we would visit them every three to four years at their home there. It was nice because they would take us to Ford Lake to go swimming. It’s sad that the lake isn’t as safe these days as it was back then, but there are plenty of other cleaner lakes in other parts of Washtenaw County. Aside from the water, another reason I love Michigan so much is the new recreational cannabis law. Users are allowed to have 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower buds on them in public, or 10 ounces at home. You’re also allowed to grow up to 12 plants for personal use, but they have to be out of view from the public. However, few know that Ann Arbor has a particularly loose mindset with cannabis use going back to the early 1970s. That’s when they passed the famous $5 pot fine for people busted for possession. The cops would take your weed and give you a $5 ticket. Nowadays the fine is still in place, but it’s no longer $5. I’d rather follow the Michigan state cannabis rules and use my marijuana products at home away from public spaces. There’s no reason to press your luck these days with recreational cannabis being legal.