Medical marijuana shops get reprieve on deadline

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Medical marijuana businesses without a license from the state will not have to shut their doors by tonight after a state judge grants a temporary restraining order on the October 31st licensing deadline.

Lansing city officials filed the complaint against the emergency rules the state put out earlier this month.

City officials say it violates a court order permitting dispensaries to operate through December 15th. 

Some pot shops say they’re fed-up with the constant changes.

“Still tossing this licensing thing around, it’s been the slowest process, it’s like been a slow death,” said Mike Barron, marketing director for Got Meds Dispensary. “It’s been a slow painful process for everybody involved, whether it be patients or a person that owns the store, so it’s definitely a hard business to be in.”

The court of claims put a temporary restraining order on tonight’s deadline and scheduled a hearing for November 9th.

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