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About Barton Morris

Barton Morris is the principal attorney of the Cannabis Legal Group, a Royal Oak law firm specializing in all marijuana related legal issues including criminal defense, business law, licensing, consulting, land use and real property. Barton is known as a cannabis law specialist in Michigan having developed this expertise since 2008 with the enactment of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. He is a council member of the Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association and chair of its science committee. One of the ways Barton has developed his marijuana law specialty is through the training he received becoming the only attorney in Michigan certified by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Lawyer-Scientist maintaining a focus on marijuana related science. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College and sits on its Alumni Board of Directors. Barton maintains board positions with the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the Michigan Association of OWI attorneys. He also is on the faculty of both of those organizations regularly providing presentations and teaching lawyers from all over the country. Barton has been recognized professionally with several awards including being rated 10/10 by AVVO, and a Super Lawyer Magazine outstanding attorney in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dbusiness Magazine also named Barton Morris a Top Attorney in Metro Detroit in 2012 and 2013 and named the Cannabis Legal Group the “Face of Cannabis Law” for 2016.

Barton Morris Leads Team in D.C. to Lobby for SAFE Banking Act

2019-06-03T09:19:06-05:00June 3rd, 2019|

The lack of traditional financial services is the biggest problem the cannabis industry faces today. Without the ability to use banks, our annual $12 billion industry relies mostly upon cash transactions, which is a significant safety issue. Without access to institutional capital, the industry relies wholly upon private equity financing which: Eliminates many small business [...]

Can THC Levels Equate to Impaired Driving?

2019-11-04T13:32:31-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

BARTON W. MORRIS, FOUNDER OF CANNABIS LEGAL GROUP, REPORTS THAT THC LEVELS CANNOT EQUATE TO IMPAIRED DRIVING FINDINGS PRESENTED BY IMPAIRED DRIVING SAFETY COMMISSION AND TO STATE LAWMAKERS “Levels of THC in the blood are not an accurate measure of the level of intoxication, as is the case with blood alcohol levels”, said Michigan’s only [...]

Governor Signs Second Executive Marijuana Order

2019-06-11T21:20:36-05:00March 5th, 2019|

GOVERNOR WHITMER ABOLISHES THE MARIJUANA LICENSING BOARD In her second major executive action in her brief term regarding marijuana regulation in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-7 which abolished the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board, established the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and transferring the regulation of industrial hemp to the Department of Agriculture. These actions [...]

This Federal Legislation May Be Most Likely To End The Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

2018-07-26T12:21:09-05:00July 26th, 2018|

A bipartisan group of congressmen from both sides of the Hill have introduced legislation that may have the best chance to end the federal prohibition of marijuana. Led by Republic Senator Cory Gardner, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (9 co-sponsors, none from Michigan) and companion house legislation from Democratic Representative Dana Rohrbacher (21 co-sponsors including Justin [...]

LARA Extends June 15th Deadline for Medical Marihuana License Applicants

2018-05-30T12:16:26-05:00May 30th, 2018|

May 30, 2018 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issued new emergency administrative rules to continue the implementation of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). To help ensure the continued protection of medical marihuana patients, under the new rules, proposed medical marihuana facilities that would otherwise require a state operating [...]

Why the Commercial Cultivation of Industrial Hemp is So Important

2019-06-11T21:21:28-05:00May 16th, 2018|

Is Michigan Changing Their Stance on Hemp Derived CBD? Industrial Hemp is Cannabis Sativa L with less than .3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by dry weight. This country consumes more hemp than any other. Industrial Hemp produces a variety of products including paper, clothing, construction materials, cosmetics foods and dietary supplements. CBD extracted from industrial hemp [...]

Michigan Needs to Consider Erasing Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions

2018-04-09T07:10:31-05:00April 2nd, 2018|

Free Those Currently Incarcerated For Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions: Free Rudi Gammo Imagine that you lived during alcohol prohibition and received a criminal conviction for being in possession of alcohol as an adult. It would be silly to think of having a conviction for that on your criminal record considering alcohol laws are now so liberal. [...]

Do You Support Federal Cannabis Policy Change? You Need to Read This!

2018-03-08T20:50:37-05:00February 17th, 2018|

Do You Know in What Congressional District You Reside or Who Your Representative is? Admittedly, I have not been politically knowledgeable and active as I should. I think this is normal, many people do not know who their Congressional representatives are or in what district they reside. I have never written my congressmen that represents [...]

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