City proposal could grant Warren 28 marijuana licenses, dismiss lawsuit
WARREN, Mich. – A proposed settlement agreement is being voted on Tuesday by the Warren city council that would grant 28 licenses for marijuana provisioning centers. UPDATE: Marijuana settlement proposal rejected by Warren City CouncilAdditionally, the proposed settlement would dismiss a lawsuit filed by 31 applicants over the original selection process, which a judge said violated the Open Meetings Act. READ: Controversy continues over medical marijuana dispensaries licensing process in WarrenIf the proposal passes, Oz Cannabis would have the go-ahead with its massive project, which has revitalized a building that has sat vacant for nearly a decade. Back in 2019, the city of Warren decided to award 10 licenses for provisional marijuana centers. The Detroit City Council voted to unanimously approve an adult-use recreational marijuana ordinance also known as Chapter 20 of the 2019 Detroit City Code, which allows adult-use marijuana licensing in Detroit.
First recreational marijuana dispensary opens in Ypsilanti
YPSILANTI, Mich. The first recreational marijuana dispensary has opened in Ypsilanti. Oz Cannabis, just outside of Depot Town in downtown Ypsilanti, is the first to receive both city and state approval as a marijuana retailer selling medical and adult-use (recreational) cannabis. Oz Cannabis founder, Nemer Haddad, a lifelong Detroit-area entrepreneur, says hes proud of the companys Ypsilanti location. In 2018, Michigan voted to legalize recreational marijuana by an 11-point margin. Related: Michigan voted to legalize marijuana in 2018, but many communities have opted out of salesMichigan regulators starting accepting license applications in late 2019 and are slowly working to activate them, in accordance with marijuana laws in the state.