Licensing Issues Lead to Medical Marijuana Shortage in Michigan
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Licensing Issues Lead to Medical Marijuana Shortage in Michigan

There are few licensed growers in the state.

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January 16, 2019

DETROIT - Because of licensing issues at the state level, medical marijuana facilities across the state are closed because there's no product for patients.

On Wednesday both Gov. Whitmer and the new director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs asked the state's medical marijuana board to allow temporary operating facilities to reopen and allow them to get marijuana from caregivers, not just commercial grow operations.

“There is a shortage of supply in the market because there are only a handful of licensed grows in Michigan,” Jeff Schroder with law firm Plunkett Cooney said. “This would allow dispensaries and retail provisioning centers to purchase their quantities from caregivers again.”

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