Prepping for pot

TRAVERSE CITY — Ray Montero can’t wait for December.

The Michigan native just returned to her home state from Oregon — where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2014 — and wants to pick up where she left off.

“It’s like the best thing ever, but that’s coming from a user,” Montero said. “I definitely hope to see dispensaries — and see people grow it themselves so they can see the whole process. It connects you to your medicine.”

Michigan voters hit the polls Tuesday to approve state Proposal 1 — legalizing recreational marijuana — by more than 55 percent, according to the Associated Press. It makes Michigan the 10th state to do so.

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau county voters all favored the ballot measure.

Montero didn’t move in time to vote Nov. 6 election, but said support wasn’t hard to find.

“Everyone in my family — and everyone I know in Michigan

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