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.

How I Negotiated a Dismissal of Possession and Cultivation Charges Involving 250 Pounds of Marijuana

2018-02-08T20:44:08-05:00February 7th, 2018|

The Facts My client was a medical marijuana patient and caregiver for five additional patients. The West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET) executed a search warrant on my client’s home after he had just harvested his entire crop. They discovered nine hanging plants, about 98-gallon bags of dried and processed flower buds, and several pounds of [...]

This is Why Michigan is Going To Be The Best Market for Commercial Marijuana In The Country

2018-01-25T13:54:28-05:00January 22nd, 2018|

For those who are planning on establishing a commercial marijuana business in Michigan below is some very good news. And for those who are thinking about which state to start or grow your commercial marijuana operations you need to read this article. That’s because Michigan is the hottest and most promising commercial marijuana market in [...]

Barton Morris Joins Fox 2 Detroit’s Let It Rip

2018-01-10T09:48:00-05:00January 10th, 2018|

Let It Rip Weekend: AG Sessions changes federal pot policy On this edition of Let It Rip Weekend: California is the most recent state to start legal sales of recreational marijuana. But now Attorney General Jeff Sessions is threatening legal pot businesses nationwide, after rescinding federal policy. Does this affect the Michigan ballot proposal to [...]

A Major Problem for the Cannabis Industry: Lack of Traditional Banking

2018-01-02T12:34:55-05:00December 28th, 2017|

The biggest problem that currently faces the cannabis industry is the lack of traditional banking. This article examines the financial transaction considerations inherent in every regulated medical marijuana business in the country. Primarily due to the fact that cannabis is a schedule one controlled substance, lack of federal banking regulations and the financial institutions’ fear [...]

The Four Principles of a Winning Marijuana License Application

2017-11-15T15:36:11-05:00November 15th, 2017|

Winning. Success. Prosperity. They don't come because of luck in an application for a medical marijuana business license. Despite what you may think, you cant just buy a winning application (or the officials who award them). These principles must be earned with strategy, skill and planning. The importance of winning could not be stressed more [...]

LARA Informs Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities and License Fees

2017-09-18T08:37:03-05:00September 18th, 2017|

All those interested in the state regulated commercial medical marijuana market coming to Michigan in 2018 highly anticipate every bit of information provided by the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation and the Licensing Board. On September 12, 2017 the board held their second meeting which addressed several issues on which many may require a legal [...]

How to Fight a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Case with the MMMA

2017-08-10T09:06:55-05:00July 12th, 2017|

Setup For Failure It is not uncommon for a Michigan Medical Marijuana Caregiver to grow more marijuana than the number of plants allowed or be in possession of more than the amount of usable marijuana permissible under Section 4 of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Everyone knows that the Act allows up to 12 plants [...]

Governor Selects Marijuana Licensing Board

2017-06-13T12:27:06-05:00May 30th, 2017|

What do these selections mean to the industry and to patients? The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act was a voter initiative enacted in 2008 which set up a system for patients and caregivers to be registered to enjoy it's protections against penalty, arrest, seizure and conviction when in compliance with the act. One major drawback in [...]

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