Judge halts closing deadline for unlicensed medical marijuana shops in Michigan

Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 06:37:39-04

Dozens of unlicensed medical marijuana shops across Michigan that were set to shut down Oct. 31 can remain open a little longer.

The deadline for the owners to get licenses has been pushed back until Dec. 15.

The Oct. 31 deadline was set earlier this month by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board. However, a judge called the deadline "arbitrary and capricious" on Tuesday and ordered a show cause hearing for Nov. 9.

That hearing is when the state will argue why a preliminary injunction should not be issued. Until then, the state cannot set another deadline for existing medical marijuana facilities.