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State To Let Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Stay Open While Awaiting Licensure

State To Let Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Stay Open While Awaiting Licensure”

Certain medical marijuana businesses will be able to remain open in MI while seeking a state license required under a new regulatory system.

In September, the regulatory body in charge of working out the details of the new marijuana laws to go into effect this year said it would require the state's dispensaries to close by December 15. Shops must apply for a license by February 15 and they if the state rejects the application, the dispensary must close immediately.

Patients and others had expressed outrage that businesses would be forced to close for months while awaiting a license.

The state is bracing for a slew of applications to grow and sell medical marijuana come next month, so far more than 2,000 people signed up for information sessions on how to get a license.

Brisbo said after the emergency rule is adopted, it will "have the force and effect of law".

The feedback played a big role in the decision, said Director of LARA's Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew Brisbo.

Dispensaries will need to get approval from the local government they operate in. He cautioned that this is "not an authorization to operate", but is meant to clarify what factors will impact applications for licenses to the state.

"We heard from not only patients ... but also representatives from municipalities as well". If the department doesn't let the shops stay open, the patients said, they would risk not getting the specific medication they needed. They would also have to shut down if they're not issued a state license by June 15, 2018, according to LARA.



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