ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor is seeking to cap the number of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in the city to avoid too many cannabis businesses sprouting in Tree Town.
As many cannabis entrepreneurs seek to set up shop, city officials are thinking 28 dispensaries is high enough.
The City Council is expected to finalize ordinance changes with the new limit at its next meeting on Monday night, May 21.
The council already voted unanimously and without discussion last week to give initial approval to the 28-dispensary limit.
City officials say they have no problem with the dispensaries that have been operating in Ann Arbor for the last several years and they’re open to welcoming more, but they think there should be a cap.
Mayor Christopher Taylor said the number of potential new marijuana dispensaries represents a shift in the community and a cooling-off period is in order to see how things go.
The city’s new regulations for marijuana businesses took effect Feb. 12 and the city saw more than 30