Detroit medical marijuana shops sprout like weeds near the suburbs

A new zoning law and suburban customer base are pushing medical marijuana dispensaries to the fringes of Detroit.

About 250 dispensaries have applied to operate under the new zoning law in Detroit, and an analysis shows clusters of retail medical marijuana shops operating along Eight Mile Road and the east side of Detroit, bordering Ferndale, Hazel Park, Eastpointe, Harper Woods and the Grosse Pointes.

“If you’re looking for honey, where are all the bees?” said Grosse Pointe Park attorney Tim Dinan of Dinan and Associates PC, who represents both medical marijuana caregivers and patients. “The bees are in the suburbs.”

To read more: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160424/NEWS/160429925/detroit-medical-marijuana-shops-sprout-like-weeds-near-the-suburbs

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