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Ex-Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson gets pre-approval for medical marijuana business

The second time was the charm for former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson to get preliminary approval for a license to open a Michigan medical marijuana dispensary.

Johnson, along with his wife, Brittney, were approved for pre-qualification status on a 4-0 vote Thursday. The location for the dispensary hasn’t been determined yet.

Johnson and business partner Robert Sims were denied licenses in December for a medical marijuana dispensary, grow operation and processing facility in Webberville.

The reason at the time, in part, was some unpaid traffic tickets issued in Atlanta to Johnson that were more than 10 years old.

When Johnson learned of the tickets and the warrant that had been issued because they remained unpaid, he flew from Detroit to Atlanta to take care of the matter. That was enough to get the board to approve his pre-qualification application for a dispensary, operating under the name of Michigan Community Collective. His partner in this venture is his wife, Brittney Johnson, not Sims. [Read more at Detroit Free Press]

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