Groundhog Day: Michigan Did NOT Close Unlicensed Pot Shops on March 31st

Michigan is facing another legal action over the closing of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities on March 31, 2019. For a third time, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has announced that it will hold off on the mass shut down until it receives a court order to do so. The shut down has been a long process as the impacted parties sued Michigan twice before. Michigan originally attempted to shut down the unlicensed entities on September 12, 2018. Effected parties brought an action against the state, and the court agreed to stop the shuttering process. The parties were to return to court on December 15, 2018 to continue the proceedings. Michigan then adopted emergency rules that accelerated the closure date to October 31, 2018 before another lawsuit stopped the state from enforcing this deadline.