Michigan Judge Stops Closure of Nearly 100 Medical Marijuana Businesses

A judge is Michigan has stopped plans by state officials that would shutdown nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses.

Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello granted an injunction yesterday on the businesses’ closure. The injunction was requested by a lawyer representing one of the medical marijuana business that would have been shutdown. The state is currently reviewing the judge’s order.

Regulators on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, extended the deadline to Dec. 15, 2018, for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others would be issued cease-and-desist letters. Borrello’s order tells the state to allow all to keep operating.

This marks the third time the licensing deadline has been extended or softened as Michigan continues the process of more tightly regulating the medical cannabis industry under a 2016 law.

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