DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A lawsuit by medical marijuana dispensaries challenging Detroit’s new ordinances regulating the locations of shops has been dismissed.

City Corporation Counsel Melvin Hollowell says in a press release that officials are “confident that the city’s medical marijuana regulations are lawful, fair and reasonable.”

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Hollowell says the city will continue to enforce compliance with the new laws which require store operators to get a business license designed for medical marijuana stores. They also prohibit shops from operating within 1,000 feet of places including churches, schools and parks, though stores can apply for a variance.

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The lawsuit was filed last weekby dispensaries whose owners say the city turned down their applications, according to The Detroit News. The shops are in areas considered to be drug-free zones.

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