Detroit Officials Want Rules for Medical Pot Shops

Detroit officials want rules for medical pot shops

Inside a neat brick building on Detroit’s east side, a steady stream of customers stroll in to view, sniff and purchase something that not long ago would’ve landed them in jail — medical marijuana.

This is a dispensary, where concentrated marijuana sits in rows of shiny jars or is dissolved in tubes of vegetable oil for cooking, and where walls of bulletproof metal protect the inventory.

“There’s a lot of people relying on us for getting their medicine, so we are, honestly, petrified” about inviting police scrutiny, said owner Adam MacDonald, 40, of Grosse Pointe Farms, in explaining why he requested that the Free Press not name his store.

Still, as chairman of the National Patients Rights Association — a group of mostly Michigan dispensary owners, their lobbyists and lawyers — MacDonald said he’s given state lawmakers tours of his store on Mack Avenue, across from stately homes in Grosse Pointe Park.

“We’ve reached out to many people who were against this and turned them around,” he said.

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