Detroit to Consider Cap on Medical Marijuana Centers

Detroit to Consider Cap on Medical Marijuana Centers

The new proposal would cap marijuana shops at 75 in the city of Detroit.

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June 12, 2018
Detroit Free Press
State by State: Michigan

Detroit — City officials are considering a new proposal that would cap the number of medical marijuana facilities operating in the city to 75 and lay out regulations for where they can locate.

The ordinance, which also includes provisions for how large the operations can be, is the latest by Detroit to combat a proliferation of so-called pot shops in the city in recent years. 

Detroit City Councilman James Tate submitted the zoning ordinance changes last month to the City Planning Commission for a review and recommendation. The ordinance will then be introduced for council's consideration. 

The legislation would establish rules for facilities in Detroit that grow, test, process, transport and dispense medical marijuana to patients with state-approved medical marijuana cards.

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