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File #: 18-1395    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Requesting Governor Snyder to Sign New Rule
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/9/2018 Final action: 8/9/2018
Enactment date: 8/9/2018 Enactment #: R-18-326
Title: Resolution Requesting Governor Snyder to Sign New Emergency Rule 19 to Enable Existing Medical Marijuana Facilities in Ann Arbor to Continue to Operate Beyond September 15, 2018, Without Having Obtained a State Operating License
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Anne Bannister, Sumi Kailasapathy
Title
Resolution Requesting Governor Snyder to Sign New Emergency Rule 19 to Enable Existing Medical Marijuana Facilities in Ann Arbor to Continue to Operate Beyond September 15, 2018, Without Having Obtained a State Operating License
Staff
Prepared by: Kristen D. Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Body
Whereas, On December 4, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued emergency rules that were signed by Governor Snyder for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), 2016 PA 281, MCL 333.27101 et seq;

Whereas, LARA established Emergency Rule 19 to conditionally allow an applicant for a state operating license ("applicant") who is operating and has operated a proposed marijuana facility since before December 15, 2017 ("existing facility"), to temporarily continue to operate the existing facility on and after December 15, 2017, even though continued operation would otherwise require a state operating license;

Whereas, On December 18, 2017, the Ann Arbor City Council passed resolution R-17-471 that allowed the continued operation in the City of existing facilities listed on the attachment to the resolution even though continued operation would otherwise require a state operating license;

Whereas, Under Emergency Rule 19, as passed on December 4, 2017, an existing facility would have been permitted to continue to operate only if it had obtained a state operating license by June 15, 2018;

Whereas, On May 30, 2018, due to the large volume of applications for state operating licenses it had received, LARA issued new emergency rules that were signed by Governor Snyder, which amended Emergency Rule 19 such that September 15, 2018, was the date by which an existing facility would be required to obtain a state operating license;

Whereas, Concern has been expressed to the Mayor that LARA may not be able to process the backlog of applications for state operating licenses by September ...

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