How Michigan marijuana regulators are trying to prevent a monopoly of dispensary chains

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Marshall — Two years after Michigan's first legal recreational cannabis sale, state marijuana regulators say they are now focusing efforts on increasing social equity in the industry to prevent a monopoly of dispensary chains.

But financial hurdles, a lack of experience and a slow process of approving applicants still plague entrepreneurs in communities that the program aims to help, including cities like Detroit, Flint, Kalamazoo and Ypsilanti.

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