The state has once again changed the 10-31-18 deadline by which medical marijuana facilities are expected to either have a license or stop operating.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Bordello issued a temporary restraining order that effectively prohibited LARA from enforcing today’s deadline.
The Oct. 31 deadline for unlicensed marijuana provisioning centers to shut down has been extended. Unlicensed facilities originally pegged for closure, at least for now, can remain operational, records state.
On Tuesday 10-30-18, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello enjoined the State of Michigan and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from enforcing its Oct 31 shutdown for presently unlicensed cannabis provisioning centers to cease operations or face enforcement.
This is the second time that Judge Borrello has enjoined LARA, as he earlier rejected a Sept. 15 deadline.
The court scheduled a hearing on Nov. 9 to determine if the injunction will be made permanent.