The following is an excerpt from Travel Noire. Titled: “Metro Detroit’s First Weed Dispensary Is Black-Owned Posted Feb 4, 2020
1st Quality Medz, which has served medical marijuana cardholders for more than a year, was one of two Wayne County dispensaries to receive a state license in December to sell recreational marijuana.
As more and more dispensaries open across the United States, Detroit city leaders are taking an innovative approach in making sure that the number of weed dispensaries reflects the predominately Black city.
Recently, the city council passed a temporary moratorium to prevent new weed dispensaries from opening until a social equity plan is developed to allow more minorities and Blacks to own a stake in the growing marijuana business.