Recreational cannabis industry rolls out
Detroit has finally given the green light for its first recreational cannabis grower to start operating.
Why it matters: The city has allowed medical cannabis for years but has been slow to adopt full adult use, meaning lucrative rec businesses have flourished in the suburbs and left Detroit behind.
- This approval is a first step, though consumers will likely wait months before being able to go directly to a recreational retailer here.
Between the lines: West Coast brand Doghouse has been operating a medical grow on the east side for about a year and a half, says Nir Saar, a former principal at Mumford Academy and the School at Marygrove who now co-owns and is chief operations officer for Doghouse's Detroit business.
- He expects to start selling recreational flower within a month.
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