The state Medical Marihuana Licensing Board could not have handled setting up and rolling out the medical marijuana facility licensing system in a more ham-fisted manner. It seems as though the whole thing was set up by people who fear marijuana and don’t want it to work.
Yet again, the MMLB has had to move the deadline for the end of emergency rules because the state cannot process paperwork for the applications, which had a Feb. 15 deadline. Emergency rules were enacted so that provisioning centers could stay open for patients while the state processed licenses. Those licenses were scheduled to start going to applicants in April, and the deadline for unlicensed facilities to close was June 15. Then it was moved to Sept. 15. Now it’s been delayed until Dec. 15, because not enough licenses have been granted for the system to be functional under the rules set up