Fake cease and desist letters sent to medical marijuana shops

Published: Apr. 23, 2018 at 4:43 PM EDT
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Fake cease and desist letters were delivered to medical marijuana shops in the last several days, according to the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR). They're issuing a warning to the public, and prospective medical marijuana operator license applicants.

BMMR, and Michigan State Police are investigating these fraudulent cease and desist letters that were sent to marijuana facilities that are operating temporarily with local approval throughout the state of Michigan.

BMMR has issued over 200 cease and desist letters over the last month, but none have been delivered since April 18, 2018. They say that if a business owner, employee, or applicant received a letter since Thursday, April 19, 2018 they should call the following number: 517-284-8599.

BMMR Enforcement Officers have on them an ID card with an embedded holographic security, state of Michigan seal, LARA emblem, their own name, picture, and work title. You can ask the enforcement officer to show that identification at any time. Any official communication from the State of Michigan will be delivered either via US Postal mail, or in-person delivery.

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