First Black-owned, legacy Detroit marijuana dispensary opens – Detroit News

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Detroit — More than four years after Detroiters overwhelmingly voted to approve recreational marijuana sales, the city’s first “legacy Detroit” Black-owned recreational marijuana dispensary opened Saturday as part of the city’s social equity program.

Nuggets Dispensary’s opening at 18270 Telegraph is the result of a 2018 ballot proposal that outlined a plan to “encourage participation in the marijuana industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana prohibition and enforcement.”

“This doesn’t happen everywhere. Where you got African Americans, you got legacy Detroiters, you got disproportionately impacted communities by marijuana, and we ensured and fought to ensure that we were a part of this,” Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison said Saturday at the dispensary.

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