A Michigan judge Thursday has halted state regulators’ attempts to shut down 98 medical marijuana businesses.
The businesses were about to face cease and desist letters Monday, Sept. 17, from the state’s licensing bureau.
Instead, Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello has granted a temporary restraining order that prevents that from happening.
State officials had issued an emergency rule Tuesday, Sept. 11, that allowed 108 medical marijuana businesses that were temporarily operating to continue to stay open until December without a license. But for 98 others who hadn’t filed certain paperwork by June 15, they would be facing closure next week.