Marijuana shops – close by December 15 or risk not getting a license

Sep 12, 2017

Medical marijuana users who buy from dispensaries will need to find a new source by December 15th.


Dispensaries have been open for a while in Michigan. But the state is just now gearing up to license them. And it says any shop that wants to operate legally needs to close by mid-December – or risk being denied a license.

Andrew Brisbo is with the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. He says three months should be long enough for patients to find alternatives.

Dispensary owners and medical marijuana patients say the ultimatum is bad for business and for people’s health. The state is not expected to start licensing dispensaries until sometime in the first quarter of 20-18.