State Marijuana License Board Could Vote On Future Of Dispensaries Tuesday

Sep 11, 2017

The future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan could be decided Tuesday. The state Medical Marijuana Licensing Board meets again to discuss whether current dispensaries should be able to get a license. Cheyna Roth has more.

At the last meeting, one member said dispensaries should have to close their doors until the application process opens – or risk not getting a license at all.

The state’s licensing department will make a recommendation on the issue at the meeting.

Andrew Brisbo is with the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation in the state’s licensing department. He says the bureau wants to make sure patients have safe access to medical marijuana.

“We want to make sure we have a fair and efficient process by which we can issue licenses." Brisbo says. "And that’s where I think that clarity in our approach is of critical importance to these prospective licensees.”

Brisbo says the board and the department don’t have the power to shut down dispensaries.