Lawsuit: Detroit Michigan Cannabis Ordinance Gives Unfair Preference To Longtime City Residents
John Roach, a spokesperson for the city of Detroit, declined to comment
A prospective Detroit marijuana business owner and a cannabis company with several medical marijuana dispensaries in Detroit have filed a lawsuit against the city over its recreational marijuana ordinance.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, said the ordinance gives an unfair preference to longtime Detroiters, and is asking the court to invalidate the ordinance and stop the city from accepting applications for the limited licenses, which includes dispensaries, microbusinesses and consumption lounges.
The plaintiffs say that Detroit’s revised ordinance — created after a federal judge called the city’s first attempt at an ordinance “likely unconstitutional” — has the same issues as the original one.
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