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Proposed Detroit Cannabis Facility Offers Free Training to People With Cannabis Convictions

Green Cure Wellness Inc., a hopeful cannabis processing and dispensary facility in Detroit, has announced that it intends to offer free cannabis-related classes to individuals who have been previously convicted of cannabis crimes.

Full story after the jump.

A proposed cannabis processing and dispensary facility in Detroit, Michigan will include an industry training center that will offer free classes for those with prior cannabis-related convictions, according to a Fox 2 report. The announcement comes the day after state regulators announced they would begin licensing adult-use businesses in the fall.

Maurice Morton, a partner with Green Cure Wellness Inc. & Southeast Provisioning LLC and former Wayne County assistant prosecutor — who also headed the major drug unit — said the training center for budtenders, processors, and entrepreneurs is “100 percent geared toward Detroiters.”

If approved, the facility will refurbish a derelict structure in the city into several growing centers, two processing businesses, and a dispensary.

On Tuesday, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced the creation of the Marijuana Regulation Agency, which will regulate both the state’s medical and recreational industries. Newly appointed MRA Executive Director Andrew Brisbo said the agency is set to issue “emergency rules” for the adult-use industry by the summer.

“Giving local municipalities, other state agencies, and potential business owners enough time to plan and prepare will allow for a successful rollout of the new adult-use marijuana law,” Brisbo said in a press release.

The Agency will hold four public meetings per-year to receive public input for the state’s cannabis rules and regulations.

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