Detroit Announces the Winners of the City’s First 33 Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

Detroit Announces the Winners of the City’s First 33 Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licenses
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<![CDATA[Detroit officials announced the winners of the city’s first 33 adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses Dec. 22 after legal challenges delayed the process.The city’s Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship announced Thursday that it awarded licenses to 13 non-equity applicants and 20 equity applicants under Detroit’s revised adult-use cannabis ordinance, which city officials adopted in April.The Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship awarded the non-equity licenses to the following applicants:Luxury LoudTHC DetroitDet NaturalJars CannabisHouse of DankSMOKOz CannabisMPP ServicesWest Coast MedsCookiesSouthwest MedsLeaf and BudPlaya KindThe following equity applicants were issued licenses:House of ZenLIV CannabisMotor City KushLiberty CannabisHigh ProfileChronic CityPlan BDaCutBlue WaveThe RemedyCloud CannabisGage 313Detroit Herbal CtrNuggetsLivernois ProvisionInhaleTJM EnterprisesThe HerbalistIvy LeagueSJTC EnterprisesThe Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship published a full listing of the applicants in all categories, as well as their scores, here.Michigan launched adult-use cannabis sales in December 2019, and Detroit’s efforts to adopt an adult-use ordinance and issue business licenses have been delayed by legal challenges.”Our goal from the day voters approved the sale of adult-use marijuana was to make sure we had a city ordinance and a process in place that provides fair and equitable access to these licenses and the courts have affirmed that we’ve done just that,” Mayor Mike Duggan said in a public statement. “Council President Pro-Tem [James] Tate, and our Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity and Law Department deserve a great deal of credit for making this historic day possible.”U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a 19-page injunction last year to block the Detroit City Council’s original adult-use ordinance, which included plans to allow business entrepreneurs to obtain “Detroit Legacy” status when applying for an adult-use license. The legacy provision would have also given preference to applicants with low incomes or past cannabis-related convictions.Friedman called the original ordinance “likely unconstitutional” in his ruling,…

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