BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners gave the green light to medical marijuana facilities in December 2017 and to recreational marijuana businesses last July.

Yet to date there is only one marijuana business in the city, and none yet with a retail operation. Meanwhile, recreational marijuana dispensaries have been popping up in several other Southwest Michigan communities since last January. Voters in November 2018 legalized recreational sales in the state, and then it took Michigan just over a year to gets its regulatory system in place by the end of 2019.

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