Michigan Extends Licensing Deadline for Medical Cannabis Businesses

Michigan Extends Licensing Deadline for Medical Cannabis Businesses

The state has extended its timeline for temporary permits through Sept. 15.

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May 30, 2018

Lansing — Medical marijuana businesses seeking state licenses will have an extra three months to obtain approvals from the state.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Wednesday extended the deadline under which existing businesses could operate without a license from June 15 to Sept. 15.

“Extending the deadline to Sept. 15th will make sure that this law is implemented correctly and assure that potential licensees are thoroughly reviewed,” LARA Director Shelly Edgerton said in a statement. “It is important that we ensure that medical marijuana patients have continued access to their medicine.”

License applicants who submitted their applications by Feb. 15 had faced a June 15 deadline to get licensed or risk closure.

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