Detroit City Council passes zoning restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries

DETROIT — A new zoning law adopted by the Detroit City Council is expected to force the closure or regulation of many of the city’s more than 150 medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Detroit Free Press ( ) reports that the council voted 6-1 Thursday in favor of an ordinance that prohibits dispensaries from operating within 1,000 feet of a church, school, park, liquor store, other marijuana shops and other places considered a drug-free zone under city law, including libraries and child-care centers.

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