- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A lawsuit by medical marijuana dispensaries challenging Detroit’s new ordinances regulating the locations of shops has been dismissed.

City Corporation Counsel Melvin Hollowell says in a press release that officials are “confident that the city’s medical marijuana regulations are lawful, fair and reasonable.”

Hollowell says the city will continue to enforce compliance with the new laws which require store operators to get a business license designed for medical marijuana stores. They also prohibit shops from operating within 1,000 feet of places including churches, schools and parks, though stores can apply for a variance.

The Detroit News reports that the lawsuit was filed last week by dispensaries which said the city turned down their applications. The shops are in areas considered to be drug-free zones.

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