Michigan regulators closed down a number of dozen medical marijuana dispensaries on the finish of the yr after the companies did not acquire everlasting state licenses.
The shutdowns are costing MMJ enterprise house owners thousands in lost income.
Detroit TV station WXYZ reported that greater than 70 dispensaries throughout the state closed as of Dec. 31.
Here’s what you want to know:
- Some of the companies that have been shut down have been working beneath momentary permits issued on the native degree however with out everlasting state licenses.
- According to Michigan-based cannabis lawyer Barton Morris, a number of the MMJ dispensaries had pending purposes earlier than the marijuana licensing board, and different companies’ purposes have been denied.
In a associated improvement, MLive.com reported that Michigan officers agreed to undertake the extra widespread spelling of “marijuana” in casual capacities slightly than “marihuana,” which that they had insisted on utilizing in state paperwork and even e mail since 1978.
However, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will nonetheless use the spelling of “marihuana” in authorized paperwork.