Detroit Bans Recreational Cannabis Sales Until Jan 31 2020
Under the recreational marijuana law, which was approved by 55.9 percent of voters, residents can override municipalities’ bans by gathering petitions to put the issue on the ballot. The first community to challenge a ban was Royal Oak Township on May 7. But only 377 voters turned out, and the referendum was defeated. Since then, residents in about 10 other communities turned down proposals to overturn bans. Detroit’s Metro Times reports……..Recreational marijuana dispensaries will begin opening on Dec. 1, but 79 percent of the state’s communities have banned the businesses from opening. Last week, the city of Detroit became the latest municipality to pass an ordinance barring growers and dispensaries from operating. Nearly 1,400 of the state’s 1,773 cities, townships, and villages have chosen to prevent recreational marijuana businesses from opening, even though voters in most municipalities supported legalization of pot for anyone 21 years or older in November 2018. Those municipalities will miss out on a share of the 10-percent excise tax on recreational marijuana sales. Recreational pot is expected to become a multibillion-dollar industry in Michigan that will create new jobs and provide a significant amount of new revenue for roads, schools, and municipalities. In the first full fiscal year,…
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