Legal action threatened after cannabis dispensary prepares to open in Highland Park – Detroit Metro Times

Nar Cannabis recently renovated this building in Highland Park, despite the city lacking an ordinance to allow recreational dispensaries to open.   Steve Neavling” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”> click to enlarge

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Nar Cannabis recently renovated this building in Highland Park, despite the city lacking an ordinance to allow recreational dispensaries to open.

Highland Park City Councilman Khursheed Ash-Shafii couldn’t believe his eyes.

After a judge struck down the city’s problematic recreational cannabis ordinance in July, a Michigan-based marijuana company went ahead and transformed a vacant building in the city into a dispensary anway.

Nar Cannabis paved a new parking lot, renovated and painted the building, and installed signs and lights on Victor Street near Woodward Avenue.

The building hasn’t opened yet, but Ash-Shafii says representatives from the company were handing out T-shirts at the city’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony last month.

Ash-Shafii is suspicious that something “sinister” is happening behind closed doors. To renovate a building and erect signs, the company would need various permits from the city.

“So why would you allow someone to come into

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