Why is this an issue?

The "dispensaries" that are currently operating aren’t mentioned in the 2008 act passed by the voters of the state of Michigan – nor were they addressed in the 2016 acts passed by the state legislature. As a department, we are tasked with determining how we move from the old model into the new model. Our objective is to make that transition as easy as possible. Without the transition being specifically outlined in statute, it’s a challenge to define the best way to make that transition.