Dispensaries awarded medical marijuana licenses in Warren

Dispensaries awarded medical marijuana licenses in Warren


IT APPEARS IT’S A LONG WAY TO
GO, AND TOMORROW IS DAY 24 OF GO, AND TOMORROW IS DAY 24 OF
THE STRIKE. THE STRIKE.
>>>A LONG, LEGAL BATTLE IN>>>A LONG, LEGAL BATTLE IN
WARREN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA WARREN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA
APPEARS TO BE OVER. APPEARS TO BE OVER.
TONIGHT A JUDGE AWARDED 15 TONIGHT A JUDGE AWARDED 15
DISPENSEARYIES LICENSES TO OPERA DISPENSEARYIES LICENSES TO OPERA
IN THE CITY. IN THE CITY.
PRIYA MANN WAS AT THE CITY PRIYA MANN WAS AT THE CITY
COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT. COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.
A LOT OF CONTROVERSY INVOLVING A LOT OF CONTROVERSY INVOLVING
HOW THE 15 DISPENSARIES WERE HOW THE 15 DISPENSARIES WERE
CHOSEN. CHOSEN.
>>Priya: THAT IS RIGHT, KIM.>>Priya: THAT IS RIGHT, KIM.
A COMMITTEE INTERVIEWED AND A COMMITTEE INTERVIEWED AND
SCORED THESE APPLICANTS BEHIND SCORED THESE APPLICANTS BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS. CLOSED DOORS.
THREE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SIT ON THREE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SIT ON
CITY COUNCIL. CITY COUNCIL.
AFTER A JUDGE DROPPED AN AFTER A JUDGE DROPPED AN
INJUNCTION, THIS PROPOSAL PASSED INJUNCTION, THIS PROPOSAL PASSED
5-2. 5-2.
>>THIS WHOLE BUSINESS HAS BEEN>>THIS WHOLE BUSINESS HAS BEEN
A FARCE. A FARCE.
>>Reporter: SOME MEMBERS OF>>Reporter: SOME MEMBERS OF
WARREN CITY COUNCIL AGREED. WARREN CITY COUNCIL AGREED.
>>I THINK THAT FOR US TO DO>>I THINK THAT FOR US TO DO
THIS TONIGHT IS DOING AN THIS TONIGHT IS DOING AN
INJUSTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF INJUSTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF
THIS CITY. THIS CITY.
>>Reporter: THREE OF SEVEN>>Reporter: THREE OF SEVEN
COUNCILMEMBERS WERE ON A COUNCILMEMBERS WERE ON A
COMMITTEE THAT REVIEWED AND COMMITTEE THAT REVIEWED AND
RANKED APPLICANTS BEHIND CLOSED RANKED APPLICANTS BEHIND CLOSED
DOORS. DOORS.
>>THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FLAWED>>THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FLAWED
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
>>YOU HAD MEMBERS WHO MAKE THE>>YOU HAD MEMBERS WHO MAKE THE
SCORE AND VOTE ON THE SCORE SCORE AND VOTE ON THE SCORE
REALLY WITH A MAJORITY OF THE REALLY WITH A MAJORITY OF THE
POWER TO HAVE THE FINAL POWER TO HAVE THE FINAL
DECISION. DECISION.
>>AS A PATIENT I WANT TO KNOW>>AS A PATIENT I WANT TO KNOW
WHAT’S GOING ON. WHAT’S GOING ON.
I WANT TO KNOW WHO IS GOING TO I WANT TO KNOW WHO IS GOING TO
BE RUNNING THESE COMPANIES. BE RUNNING THESE COMPANIES.
>>Reporter: THE PROCESS WAS SO>>Reporter: THE PROCESS WAS SO
CONTENTIOUS A JUDGE HAD TO PLACE CONTENTIOUS A JUDGE HAD TO PLACE
AN TEMPORARY INJUNCTION. AN TEMPORARY INJUNCTION.
IT WAS LIFTED TUESDAY PAVING THE IT WAS LIFTED TUESDAY PAVING THE
WAY FOR A FINAL VOTE. WAY FOR A FINAL VOTE.
>>THIS PROCESS HAS JUST ANGERED>>THIS PROCESS HAS JUST ANGERED
ME. ME.
WE’RE SITTING HERE TODAY BECAUSE WE’RE SITTING HERE TODAY BECAUSE
OF THE WAY THINGS READ. OF THE WAY THINGS READ.
>>WHY CAN’T THE CITY OF WARREN,>>WHY CAN’T THE CITY OF WARREN,
IF IT IMPROVES THE CITY AND IF IT IMPROVES THE CITY AND
MAKES JOBS AND CREATES INCOME MAKES JOBS AND CREATES INCOME
FOR THE CITY IN THE FORM OF FOR THE CITY IN THE FORM OF
TAXES, THEN WE SHOULD DO IT. TAXES, THEN WE SHOULD DO IT.
>>IT’S A SHAME FOR THE>>IT’S A SHAME FOR THE
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS
COMMUNITY, AND IT’S COMMUNITY, AND IT’S
EMBARRASSMENT IN MY OPINION TO EMBARRASSMENT IN MY OPINION TO
THE CITY. THE CITY.
>>Reporter: THE TOP 15 RANKED>>Reporter: THE TOP 15 RANKED
BUSINESSES GOT THE GREEN LIGHT BUSINESSES GOT THE GREEN LIGHT
TUESDAY SHUTTING OUT DOZENS OF TUESDAY SHUTTING OUT DOZENS OF
OTHERS. OTHERS.
>>WE KNOW IT WAS A COMPETITIVE,>>WE KNOW IT WAS A COMPETITIVE,
MERIT-BASED PROCESS. MERIT-BASED PROCESS.
WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW WAS THAT THE WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW WAS THAT THE
PROCESS WASN’T GOING TO BE PAIR PROCESS WASN’T GOING TO BE PAIR
AND IT WAS GOING TO BE ALMOST AND IT WAS GOING TO BE ALMOST
PREDETERMINED. PREDETERMINED.
>>Reporter: THERE ARE SIX>>Reporter: THERE ARE SIX
PENDING LAWSUITS. PENDING LAWSUITS.
THE CITY EXPECTS TWO OF THEM TO THE CITY EXPECTS TWO OF THEM TO
BE DROPPED, BUT BUSINESS OWNERS BE DROPPED, BUT BUSINESS OWNERS
I SPOKE WITH EXPECT TO FILE MORE


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