A bill in Lansing would penalize medical marijuana facilities for operating without a license. The bill was voted out of a House committee today.
Lawmakers and licensed facilities are concerned about people dragging their feet through the licensing process and getting to operate with a temporary license. They say it’s unfair.
But some operators are appealing denials of their licenses – and say they deserve due process and the ability to stay open.
Robin Schneider is the CEO of the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association. It’s neutral on the bill because they have members on both sides of the issue.
“Ultimately we do want a solution to fix this permanently, swiftly, so everybody can play on a fair and even playing field.”
If passed, facilities would have to be licensed by June 1st or not be able to get a license for a year.