Pot sales top $200K on opening day

ANN ARBOR — Marijuana sales totaled more than $200,000 on the first day of business at a handful of Michigan shops.

Adults 21 and older can buy marijuana. Doors opened Sunday at shops in Ann Arbor, and more will follow in other communities.

The Detroit News reports the state will collect $36,000 in taxes from opening day sales. The newspaper cited statistics from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

More than 1,400 of Michigan’s nearly 1,800 cities, townships and villages aren’t allowing pot shops. Detroit has delayed recreational sales until at least Jan. 31. The city has many medical marijuana shops.

Illinois starts recreational sales in January.

Trooper gets jail for assaulting colleague

CARO — A Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to one year in jail for assaulting a female colleague while on duty.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday that 25-year-old Adam Mullin has already served 149 days of his sentence. He also was given three years of probation at his sentencing on Monday.

A jury in October convicted Mullin — who was assigned to the state police post in Caro — of obstruction of justice, obstructing a police officer causing injury, aggravated domestic violence and assault and battery.

The state has moved to permanently revoke his law enforcement certification and terminate his employment. He has been on unpaid suspension since his arrest.

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