Nickolas Galendez is an associate attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group. Since joining the State Bar of Michigan in 2015, Nickolas has practiced medical marijuana law under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. For over two years, Nickolas has gained significant experience related to preparing and filing applications for local and state licenses; property, land use, and zoning issues; as well as education and advocacy efforts.
Nickolas graduated in 2010 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management. In 2015, Nick earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law where he was a member of the Michigan State Law Review and published an article on civil procedure and personal jurisdiction in the Dartmouth Law Journal. During law school, Nick developed his legal research and writing skills while working as an extern for the Michigan Court of Appeals Research Division, the Honorable Mark T. Boonstra of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Bridget Mary McCormack of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Speaking, Lecture Presentations and Media Appearances
- Clearing the Air: Which Oakland County communities are allowing medical or recreational pot businesses? – February 24, 2019 | The Oakland Press
- Lame Duck Republican Legislature Proposing Changes to Passed Recreational Marijuana Law – November 30, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
- The Flav’a Show: Episode 1 – November 14, 2018 | Podcast Detroit