No medical marijuana businesses received approval Thursday in Michigan’s first review of applications.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The two companies applied for preapproval at the state level, but they hadn’t received approval from the locality where they would conduct business.
- The would-be owner of the dispensary business was temporarily denied for not disclosing a marijuana possession charge on his record.
- The delivery company applicant was temporarily denied for an undisclosed misdemeanor discovered during a background check.
- Both applicants are expected to appear before the board again next month for reconsideration.
- Regulators and police recently began cracking down on Michigan’s unlicensed MMJ businesses. They sent cease-and-desist letters to more than 200 such businesses, telling them to go through the licensing process or be turned over to law enforcement.