Public hearing with City Council on Detroit's pot shops
Many residents and local pastors say they've had enough of all the marijuana dispenseries in the city.
DETRIOT (WJBK) -
Many residents and local pastors say they've had enough of all the marijuana dispenseries in the city. Some critics even say there are too many dispensaries in the city and it is leading to a spike in crime.
Nearly 200 medical marijuana shops line Detroit city streets. Some say, at the very least, that the businesses need to be regulated by the city.
Supporters say the shops help medical marijuana patients in the area.
The Detroit City Council is expected to vote on a rezoning ordinance that would prohibit the shops from operating within one thousand feet of a church, school, park, liquor store or other marijuana shop. That would force many shops to shut down.
The public hearing starts at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
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