Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello issued an injunction Thursday against the state’s new medical marijuana rules that would have resulted in the closure of 98 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan.
The injunction — confirmed by Denise Policello, who filed the claim on behalf of Montro LLC — comes as some medical marijuana provisioning centers are pleading with the state to reconsider its new emergency rules that would force their shutdown, arguing that municipal delays prevented their filing of applications on time.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor wrote Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday, asking him to issue new emergency rules because the city had yet to issue the forms local dispensaries need to submit a complete application to the state.
“As such, many temporarily operating businesses throughout our communities and the state will be forced to shutter, leaving many employees jobless and many medical marihuana patients without reliable access to the substance that provides them palliative relief from their debilitating medical conditions,” Schor wrote.
A medical marijuana lawyer representing several Michigan provisioning centers said facilities in Detroit and Flint also could be shut down under the new rules because of delayed approvals from their communities. [Read more at The Detroit News]