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State orders 200 marijuana dispensaries to close

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The state of Michigan served cease and desist orders to more than 200 medical marijuana dispensaries that did not apply for a license by the February deadline.


David Harns is with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.


He says businesses have been cooperating with the orders, and many shut down on their own before they got one.


People understand that this is a regulated industry now and if you're not part of the regulatory framework you can't operate inside the space.


Another two hundred fifteen marijuana businesses met the deadline and were allowed to continue operating.


More than 150 of the businesses that received cease and desist letters were in Detroit.