A key deadline in the granting of licenses to medical marijuana facilities looks set to be extended, meaning some facilities will be able to keep operating during the licensing process.
It’s not clear which businesses will qualify and for how long. The Detroit News reports the emergency rules to ensure patients still had access to medical marijuana through the licensing period are set to expire Friday, but the state should have details about an extension on Tuesday.
The Medical Marijuana Licensing Board met Monday and granted 21 operating licenses and denied six. That brings the total number of approved operating licenses in the state to 37, with 73 more facilities pre-qualified out of more than 700 that have applied.
The panel also announced it will increase the yearly regulatory fee for each licensed facility from $48,000 to $66,000 starting next year.