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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 regulating dispensaries passed by the City Council took effect; 59 are currently in the approval process and not operational, 61 are in the approval process and operating, two are in the enforcement process, while just three have been approved by the Medical Marijuana Control Commission.

David Bell, director of the Building, Safety, Engineering & Environmental Department said the map will be updated by 4 p.m. every Monday and allows patients to report any issues with a dispensary and stay up-to-date on the status of a medical cannabis business.

“We continue to receive a lot of community feedback about the number of dispensaries across the city and we are enforcing the ordinance, which we think is fair and equitable,” Bell said in a Detroit Free Press report.

The city’s zoning rules bar medical cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and sale 1,000 feet from schools, child care centers, outdoor recreation facilities, and arcades.

Officials expect about 50 dispensaries to be open city-wide by the time the licensing process is complete.

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