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Detroit must stop processing recreational marijuana business licenses for now, judge orders

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit challenging a new ordinance that gives licensing preference to longtime Detroiters.

Crystal Lowe, who has lived in Detroit for 11 of the past 30 years, filed the lawsuit last month, saying the city “has almost certainly denied” her opportunity to obtain a license because the ordinance’s “licensing scheme favors certain Detroit residents over other Michiganders based on the duration of their residency,” the lawsuit states.