At the age of 28, John Sinclair was arrested in 1969 for possessing two marijuana joints and sent to prison for practically 3 years. On Sunday, the now 78-year-old poet and activist became the initial particular person in Michigan to legally acquire recreational cannabis.

“It went swiftly. I got some weed more than the counter,” Sinclair told ABC News when reached by telephone. “It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years.”

About a year following Michigan residents voted to enable the sale of recreational pot, hundreds of individuals lined up outdoors six dispensaries in the state to acquire weed for the initial time with no possessing to have a doctor’s prescription.

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