Lawsuit challenges Detroit's recreational marijuana ordinance – Detroit Free Press

A Michigan marijuana company filed a lawsuit against the City of Detroit Wednesday to allow existing medical dispensaries to also receive recreational licenses, yet another potential setback in getting the recreational cannabis industry up and running in the city.

If the city follows the current ordinance, medical facilities would not be given a shot at getting a recreational license until 2027, when the medical businesses would have likely already closed their doors from lack of sales, the plaintiffs say. They’re asking the court to intervene and stop Detroit from prohibiting dispensaries that sell both medical and recreational cannabis.

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