Rules For Marijuana Shops Debated At Detroit Hearing

The Detroit City Council is considering a proposal that includes a way to license the city's approximately 150 medical marijuana shops. The proposal also has zoning restrictions on how close they can operate near schools, churches and other dispensaries.

MICHIGAN: Concerned Detroiters who cringe at the rapid spread of marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana card-holders who say they rely on the product for treatment packed a public hearing Monday to debate proposed regulations of the city’s medical marijuana industry.

The Detroit City Council is considering a proposal that includes a way to license the city’s approximately 150 medical marijuana shops. The proposal also has zoning restrictions on how close they can operate near schools, churches and other dispensaries.

Eunice Gantt, a lifelong Detroiter, said the growing number of marijuana dispensaries hurts the city’s reputation.  “I’m concerned about the fact there’s so many dispensaries here when you look at other cities,” Gantt said. “We are becoming a laughing joke.”

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Comments

  1. Patty says

    I personally don’t know what all the hub bub is about. Detroit is a huge city right? There’s enough room for everyone. Sounds like someone didn’t want the Marijuana there to start with, but oh well. Need to get off the soap box, start voting for ways to improve your city, ie clean it up.

    • Chris Boisvert says

      Exactly I agree, this “lifelong” detroiter just isn’t pro marijuana and just doesn’t want it to be legalized, well guess what that’s to late buddy! With pot being legal it is a proven fact it is reducing crime rates and there are amazingly beneficial medical factors from cannabis this guy has no education about it whatsoever!! How about you focus on busting all the heroin and crack dealers in your city instead since your a ” lifelong” Detroiter you think that would concern you more because trust me if your white in the hood and Detroit and you to a gas station two or three people try to sell you heroine or crack, get your mind where it needs to be man pathetic.

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