A proposal to close all dispensaries in the state of Michigan has been stopped in its tracks for the time being.
The proposed law forced a lot of Michigan patients to attend a marijuana licensing board meeting Monday afternoon. The state board who oversees medical marijuana in the state proposed a resolution at the meeting that would shut down all dispensaries by September 5th.
Board Member Donald Bailey made the proposal. Bailey is a retired Michigan State Police sergeant who says dispensaries are in violation of the state medical marijuana act. Bailey proposed that if dispensaries did not close by Sept. 15, they would not be eligible for licenses under the new Michigan state dispensary licensing system. On December 15, the board will begin accepting applications for dispensaries to get licenses. The issue on the table is what to do with current dispensaries that are open now.;