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LARA extends marijuana shop closure deadlines

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People who want to grow or sell medical marijuana will have more time to get their licenses – and may not need to close their shops.

The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs originally told applicants that if they applied by mid-February, they’d have until mid-June to get their licenses. If they didn’t have their license by then, the shop would need to close or risk not getting their license at all.

But the department recently said it might not be able to get through all of the applications by the June deadline. The department has to investigate and authorize each license – which takes a lot of time. Now applicants will have until September 15th to get their licenses without needing to close.