Michigan Meltdown: State Orders 98 Dispensaries to Liquidate in Two Days

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Michigan Meltdown: State Orders 98 Dispensaries to Liquidate in Two DaysMichigan's emergency order could kill 98 dispensaries around the state. (Benedikt Geyer/Unsplash)On Tuesday, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued new rules that are, according to an estimate by the Detroit Free Press, expected to result in the shutdown of 98 dispensaries across Michigan. That means 98 Michigan dispensaries are under the gun to get rid of all their product by this Friday. But 98 dispensaries that submitted initial applications by the Feb. 15 deadline will be forced to shut down. Few believe it will be possible to sell the entire supply of 98 dispensaries by Friday. Dispensaries that are in the application process but did not get their Phase 2 documents submitted by June 15 must shut down.

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Michigan Meltdown: State Orders 98 Dispensaries to Liquidate in Two Days

Michigan's emergency order could kill 98 dispensaries around the state. (Benedikt Geyer/Unsplash)

On Tuesday, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued new rules that are, according to an estimate by the Detroit Free Press, expected to result in the shutdown of 98 dispensaries across Michigan. The newly imposed (and retroactive) deadline will crash nearly a hundred companies and their employees. 

'We have to get rid of everything, and we have no jobs after Friday.'Michigan dispensary staff member

Under the new emergency order, nearly 110 dispensaries with license applications currently working their way through the LARA process will be allowed to remain open until Dec. 15. But 98 dispensaries that submitted initial applications by the Feb. 15 deadline will be forced to shut down.

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