A cannabis dispensary, cannabis store, or simply cannabis coop is a place in which cannabis is grown for either medicinal or recreational use. In the United States, they are commonly known as coffeeshops. In the Netherlands they are known as hagwaaets. In the United Kingdom they are legally regulated and called licensed stores. The coops are inspected regularly by government health and safety authorities and must follow strict health and safety guidelines. Have a look at Dispensary Nearby to get more info on this.
Recently, the Michigan State House considered and passed, a bill, House Bill 715 which would regulate medical and recreational use of marijuana and called for the cultivation and sale of medicinal cannabis to people over the age of eighteen. The Michigan legislature has voted to make recreational and medical marijuana legal in the state. The proposal now moves to the state Senate, where it is expected to pass.
Many cities across the country have taken action against the growing marijuana industry. Recently, Denver Colorado introduced a resolution calling on the federal government to eliminate all laws against marijuana possession or sales within the state. Several other municipalities and states have similar resolutions or pending legislation. It appears that the conflict between state and federal law will only grow and Colorado is leading the way. Perhaps the next state to legalize marijuana will be Oregon.