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Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018
Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
December 28, 2018 – Judge Stephen L. Borrello today dismissed the last pending court case concerning temporary operation of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities. In his order, Judge Borrello noted that his temporary restraining order – which prohibited the State of Michigan and Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from imposing any new deadline for temporary operation – had expired, rendering the case closed.
Unlike prior emergency rules, administrative rules now in effect under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act do not authorize temporary operation of a proposed marijuana facility. However, LARA has agreed that applicants that applied for a license by February 15, 2018 and submitted a valid attestation from the local municipality may temporarily operate until December 31, 2018. Any unlicensed operation after December 31, 2018 may be considered an impediment to licensure.
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