Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes.
In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21.
Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.
Of course, there are many caveats in Michigan and already some tension.
Michigan residents who are 21 or older can possess or transport up to 2.5 ounces (70.8 grams) of marijuana.
But St. Joseph Mayor Mike Garey predicts: "It's not going to be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."
State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says it remains illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana. »