Longtime Detroit residents have cannabis licensing benefits

Longtime Detroit residents have cannabis licensing benefits


Legal Hurdles to the Rigorous Legacy Detroit Preference Program for long-term residents looking to break into the cannabis industry is picking up steam a month after a judge dropped two lawsuits challenging the license application process, the reported Detroit FreePress.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Leslie Kim Smith called the city’s 2022 marijuana ordinance “a complicated scheme.” in an opinion in the first lawsuit submitted in May by a group of medical cannabis dispensaries including House of Dank, Herbal Wellness, TJM Enterprises Services and Detroit Natural Selections Enterprises. That’s what the judge said Regulation is clear and provides for a fair approval process that “complies with the mandates of the [Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act].”

The judge’s opinion in the second lawsuit by JARS Cannabis The purpose of getting rid of the regulation was that applicants for equity instruments are in a better position than applicants for non-equity certificates who can simultaneously apply for recreational cannabis licenses.

Cannabis shop owner Arden Cassab Has merged with medical marijuana company PharmaCo and filed a lawsuit on September 28 to achieve this override the ordinance and prevent the city from giving the green light to applications for permits for pharmacies, micro-businesses and consumption lounges.

Detroit City Council approved a revised adult-use ordinance in April after a U.S. district judge blocked the city’s earlier attempt to license recreational cannabis companies in 2021.

James Tatea Sponsor of the legislation, called the program “the best possible opportunity for equity applicants and legacy Detroiters to apply for these licenses.”

He also stressed the importance of strategically determining “how this industry can and should be doing things in Detroit,” rather than taking a more “shotgun” approach where anyone who wants a license gets one.

That The regulation was originally intended to allow entrepreneurs to obtain Detroit Legacy status when applying for recreational cannabis…

Read full story here https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/22/10/29170662/longtime-detroit-residents-have-advantage-in-cannabis-licensing-process-new-lawsuit-argues-michi

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