Greater than 70 medical marijuana dispensaries shut down over state licensing

Dozens of native medical marijuana dispensaries are shut down after the state issued a deadline for the companies to get a license.

Nonetheless, many dispensaries say it’s not proper and they need to have obtained their license from the state months in the past.

Now, sufferers are left searching for new dispensaries to get their medicine.

“In case you’re going to open any of them, that is the place that must be open proper right here,” Allison Fuller stated.

She’s been a buyer of Holistic Well being Wayne because it opened.

Greater than 70 unlicensed state medical marijuana dispensaries are shutdown as of December 31.

“These dispensaries which have been working underneath that short-term operation need to get a state license with a purpose to proceed to distribute marijuana,” Barton Morris, Principal lawyer on the Cannabis Authorized Group stated.

The short-term operators have been given approval from the cities they’re established in, however are nonetheless ready on state approval.

“The purposes nonetheless haven’t come up but to the marijuana licensing board and others have been merely denied,” Morris stated.

Sufferers who go to their common dispensary are actually left searching for solutions.

“I’m compelled to search out meds elsewhere, an undesirable, most likely not a secure location,” Jeremy Mikeska, a medical marijuana person stated.

“I believed we have been all set once we did this voting, apparently not, I don’t perceive it,” Alan Horn, a medical marijuana person stated.

Some worry sufferers will resort to different methods to get their medicine.

“In all probability need to revert to the black market or to the caregiver system,” Morris stated.

Now medical marijuana dispensaries that serve hundreds of purchasers are at the hours of darkness, ready for the marijuana board to offer them the inexperienced mild, whereas sufferers take the chance of going some other place, someplace they’re unsure of.

“There’s so many most cancers sufferers that come right here for Rick Simpson oil, and know they’ve nowhere to go. So there’s really individuals which might be dying which have nowhere to go for his or her medicine,” Fuller stated.

Non permanent medical marijuana dispensaries needed to apply for a state license again on February 15, 2018.

After talking with a neighborhood dispensary, they are saying they’re shedding lots of of thousand of {dollars}, if not tens of millions and says this entire scenario is a giant mess.

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