Medical marijuana businesses awaiting licenses continue operation

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - All 206 Michigan medical marijuana businesses awaiting state licensing can now continue to operate into December.

Governor Snyder signed an extension through December 15 last week. That extension from LARA excluded 98 applicants who applied after February 15. Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello ruled the extension must include all applicants.

For Northern Specialty Health, the next step is an official opt-in from the City of Houghton. Houghton City Council holds a public meeting September 26.

"If anybody does want to make a comment about how medical marijuana helps them or helps a loved one that is their chance, because at that meeting the city council will be voting. We feel confident that the city will allow us to stay because they are compassionate and they understand that we help a lot of people," said NSH owner Penny Milkey.

LARA officials have two more licensing meetings before December 15. Milkey says she and her patients hope Northern Specialty Health receives a license from one of those meetings.

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