Detroit Considers Rules Capping Medical Cannabis Operators

Detroit city officials are considering an ordinance that would create new location restrictions for medical cannabis operators and cap the number of medical cannabis companies allowed in the city at 75, according to a Detroit News report. It is the latest effort by Detroit officials to reign in the city’s medical cannabis industry. The changes, submitted […]

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Michigan Extends Deadline for Unlicensed Canna-businesses to Remain Operational

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is allowing unlicensed medical cannabis dispensaries to remain open until Sept. 15 without risking future licensing eligibility. Operators had faced a June 15 deadline; however, regulators have been slow in issuing licenses under the new regime approved by lawmakers in 2016. According to LARA, the extension allows […]

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Detroit to Challenge Voter-Approved MMJ Industry Reforms in Court

Detroit, Michigan officials intend to file a lawsuit against the voter-approved medical cannabis dispensary rules that relaxed restrictions on businesses, such as reducing the buffer area from religious institutions and requiring public hearings and comments before obtaining approval to open a shop, the Detroit Free Press reports. The legal action comes less than a week […]

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Detroit City Council Passes 180-Day Moratorium on New MMJ Dispensaries

Detroit, Michigan’s City Council has passed a 180-day moratorium on new medical cannabis licenses and permits, the Detroit Free Press reports. Councilman James Tate, who drafted the resolution, said the moratorium is due to two voter-approved measures meant to relax the city’s industry regulations that, he says, violate the state laws. “This is a cautionary […]

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Detroit MMJ Licensing on Hold After Lawsuit Filed Against City

Detroit, Michigan’s medical cannabis licensing process is on hold after a business group filed suit against the state claiming they were denied a business license under the new regime because they violated Detroit’s old ordinance, the Detroit Free Press reports. If the suit drags on until Feb. 15, all current operators licensed under the city’s […]

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Detroit Voters Approve Proposals Relaxing MMJ Dispensary Rules

Voters in Detroit, Michigan have approved two measures to relax restrictions on medical cannabis facilities, which will make it easier for dispensaries to do business in the city, according to a Detroit Free Press report, with 95 percent of precincts reporting. The proposals would eliminate city-approved ordinances last year which took effect in March that […]

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MMJ Industry Operation Reforms Approved for Detroit, Michigan Mayoral Ballots

Voters in Detroit, Michigan will consider two cannabis industry-related proposals during its Nov. 7 mayoral election, Detroit Metro News reports. The proposals, championed by Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform, are aimed at changing the legislature-approved rules for exactly where cannabis industry operators can set up shop. According to the News, the first proposal, “an initiative […]

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Detroit, Michigan Officials Plan to Close Another 51 ‘Illegal’ Dispensaries

Another 51 dispensaries in Detroit, Michigan are set to be shuttered in the coming weeks as city officials continue cracking down on shops they say are operating illegally, the Detroit Free Press reports. City officials want to limit the number of dispensaries in the city to 50 and have, so far, shut down 167 since […]

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Detroit, Michigan Releases Map Detailing Dispensary Statuses

The city of Detroit, Michigan has released an interactive map detailing the status of more than 280 medical cannabis dispensaries in the city, including previous enforcement, current application status, and whether the dispensary is approved to operate in the city. According to the map, the city has shuttered 161 dispensaries in the year since ordinances […]

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Detroit Officials Continuing Crackdowns on Dispensaries

Officials in Detroit, Michigan are shuttering dispensaries but seemingly will not reach their stated goal to have just 50 in the city by December, according to a report by Crain’s Detroit Business. In March, Detroit Corporate Counsel Melvin “Butch” Hollowell counted 273 dispensaries operating in the city — now there are 171. “Eighty seven (of […]

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Detroit Advocates Challenge City Ordinances Targeting MMJ Dispensaries

Detroit-based cannabis activists submitted two different petitions on Tuesday to repeal a set of ordinances that would have heavily restricted the licensing and zoning of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.  Under Detroit referendum laws, once a petition against an ordinance has been accepted, said ordinance is put on hold until either the petition campaign is […]

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Detroit Passes New Medical Dispensary Zoning Restrictions

The Detroit City Council has passed new zoning ordinances that will regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinances, which come after hours of discussion among council members and comments from local citizens, could lead to the closure of half of Detroit’s dispensaries. The zoning regulations, which were first written by City Councilman James Tate, specify that […]

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