Detroit turns into stressed because it loses “hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands” of pot cash by way of a short lived opt-out
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State officials are calling on the city council to allow adult pharmacies instead of the New Year
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December 11, 2019 • • December 11, 2019 • • Read for 2 minutes Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images
While the city has been working on ordinances to ensure that groups wrongly affected by the war on drugs are actually making profits from the new industry, nearby Ann Arbor reportedly raised $ 221,000 on the first day of legal recreational sales taken from three pharmacies. Millions have been received since December 1st.
Detroit plans to end its moratorium on adult pharmacies on Jan. 31, but Robinson and Jones are calling for it to end now and have put legislation in place to make the process easier. A new bill, HB5120, would simplify the expulsion process for those with cannabis-related convictions on their records and expand program eligibility to allow those with more than one crime and two wrongdoing charges to qualify. The bill awaits debate in the state Senate.
No one from town was on hand to explain what they’re doing to expedite the process, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has been silent on the matter. Uncertainty has kept the city in a state of limbo as it awaits further instructions and paves the way for legal action once the new regulations are released, said Margeaux Bruner, lobbyist and corporate social responsibility liaison at Perpetual Harvest.
“There will be lawsuits,” she said. She encouraged the residents not to provide their own money for industry until the new location of the country was determined.
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