Cultivating Cannabusiness Success

100% Licensing Success Rate in the State of Michigan

Stay secure and stay ahead with a legal team that knows the cannabis marketplace. Our legal team can give you all the facts, such as the cost of growing one gram of cannabis is roughly $3 on average. Anyway, thats besides the point.. Back to the legal side.

We help marijuana businesses lay the groundwork for long-term security and success.

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Client Testimonials

We’d like to take a moment to thank you for the excellent level of work in the items that you submitted – your application was among the best that we have received. It was well-organized, thorough, and easy to review.

City of Grand Rapids

My brother has retained this firm to help with the state application process. Very knowledgeable, always available, and exceptionally professional without being dismissive.

Brock K.

This firm is definitely five star and I highly recommend them. We definitely feel better navigating the legal waters now. Don’t guess on where you’re going in this business, get a firm that can help you make the right choices so you can run a top notch operation.

Matt R.

Great firm with the skills, knowledge, and insight to help clients succeed in a complicated and regulated medical cannabis industry.

Dwight C.

Very helpful and took the time to answer the questions that I had for them.

Ross K.

This group is the best. Must call them if you’re getting into the cannabusiness.

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Employee Background Checks for Cannabis Business Licensees

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On Oct. 9, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released a bulletin advising all licensees on the hiring process of prospective employees. Can a licensee hire an employee with a felony? All licenses, including adult-use establishment [...]

Is It Too Late to Get Into the Legal Cannabis Industry?

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The legal marijuana industry grew to $10.4 billion in 2018 in the United States and employs more than 250,000 people, according to research firm New Frontier Data. With the cannabis industry booming and changing constantly, it may [...]

MRA Releases Adult-Use Marijuana License Applications

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Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released detailed, step-by- step instructions for the adult-use marijuana license applications. These applications will start being accepted by the MRA on Nov. 1st.  We have outlined what you [...]

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For Businesses

? Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Act Licensing
? Detroit Medical Marijuana Caregiver Center Licensing
? Municipal Representation
? Cannabusiness Consulting
? Property Zoning, Permits, Land Use
? Business and Operational Planning
? Regulatory Compliance
? Corporate Formation
? Contracts, Business Licensing and Formation
? Brand Development, Web & Graphic Design
? In House Cannabis Specialty Accounting & Book Keeping Services

For Patients and Caregivers

? Possession of Marijuana
? Improper Transportation of Marijuana
? Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana
? Operating With the Presence of THC
? Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana
? Manufacture of Marijuana
? Delivery of Marijuana
? Regulatory Compliance

Caregiver Compliance Book

Caregiver Compliance and Risk Management Program Book

An extensive guide, written by our experienced cannabis lawyers specifically for Michigan Medical Marijuana Act caregivers. This incredibly resourceful manual of 80 pages includes all of the forms, procedures, and explanations necessary to implement a caregiver compliance and risk management program.

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NORML Marijuana Legal Lifetime Member



Legal Team

Experienced Michigan Marijuana Attorneys


Barton Morris

Principal & Founder

  • Department of the Attorney General Dana Nessel Marijuana Legal Workgroup

  • Council Member Marijuana Law Section State Bar Michigan 2015-2019

  • American Chemical Society Forensic Lawyer Scientist
  • National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) State Regulations Committee (SRC), 2018-2019

  • Super Lawyer 2014-2018

  • DBusiness Magazine’s Face of Cannabis Law, 2016-2018

  • Marijuana Law Section Board Member

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Travis Copenhaver

Senior Associate Attorney

  • Marijuana Law Section Member

  • Intellectual Property Law Section Member

  • MMFLA License Acquisition

  • Municipal and State Compliance

  • Business Entity Formation

  • Brand Management and Trademark Services

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Nick Galendez

Nickolas Galendez

Associate Attorney

  • MMFLA License Acquisition

  • Municipal and State Compliance

  • Land Use, Zoning, & Property

  • Civil Litigation/Appeals

  • Marijuana Law Section Member

  • Corporate Governance Documents

  • Business Entity Formation

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The Cannabis Legal Group (CLG) provides first class legal and Certified Public Accounting services to the marijuana industry in Michigan. The firm has recieved a high reputaiton as the most well known and trusted source for information and counsel. CLG exclusively works with, and is of counsel to, the most successful and well known national cannabis business and licensing law firm Vicente Sederberg, LLP of Colorado.

CLG has been the most prominent and well known cannabis firm in the state for a number of reasons. They have held a dozen successful cannabis business seminars since 2016 teaching how to best enter this rapidly, fast growing industry. The firm’s five attorney team continuously write in depth articles on every facet of the marijuana industry. In addition to the writings and research, they record a weekly live broadcast (featured on Facebook and Youtube) called Cannabusiness Live, which is viewed by hundreds of people every week.

The Cannabis Legal Group provides expert business and licensing services to the industry including; municipal lobbying, municipal and state application writing, a wide variety of corporate services including formation, drafting governing documents, buy-sell agreements, license, business and real estate acquisitions and cannabis facility compliance services.

The firm’s attorneys are relied upon by both the local and national news for commentary and analysis for a variety of cannabis related topics. They have been featured in both print and video news publications a number of times including the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Fox 2 – Let it Rip, WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit, and Detroit Public Radio. DBusiness Magazine has named the firm as the Face of Cannabis Law for 2016, 2017 and 2018. They have also named Founder Barton Morris the Top Cannabis Lawyer for Metro Detroit.

The Cannabis Legal Group has experience in representing both large multi-state operators as well as small businesses. CLG is the Michigan firm of choice in setting the path to success in Michigan’s Cannabis Industry.

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