MICHIGAN: Steven Greene watched through the clear partition of a credit union in Southfield, his smile growing to a grin as a teller counted out $200 in $2 bills.
“That’s a lot of twos – thank you, brother!” said Greene, 45, of South Lyon.
Teller Antonio Pritchard smiled back Tuesday as Greene walked out of the Family Service Center Credit Union, pocketing bills that he hopes will send a message that Michigan’s green economy of marijuana puts green into cash registers.
Starting Wednesday, leaders of medical marijuana and cannabis legalization groups in Michigan plan a quirky three-week campaign to demonstrate their economic clout. They want supporters to spend at least one $2 bill for every cash purchase.
“That translates into people saying, ‘Hey, we should get a piece of that, and we should start taxing it, too,'” said Greene, a state-registered user of medical marijuana and a caregiver licensed by the state to grow medical marijuana for others.