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Michigan Marijuana Office Files Six-Month Rules

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The state has unveiled its interim rules for people who want to apply for a license to grow, transport, and sell medical marijuana.  These rules will launch the first phase of a state-approved marijuana industry. 

One of the big questions was how to deal with existing medical marijuana dispensaries.  The interim rules allow current facilities to continue operating where communities allow it.  But they have to apply for a state license between December 15th and mid-February.  

Andrew Brisbo directs the Michigan medical marijuana bureau.  He says existing facilities are operating in a legal gray area.

“There’s no guarantee that a license will be issued...”

The provisional rules also require a $6,000 license application fee and proof that a medical marijuana business has enough cash and assets to handle the start-up costs. 

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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