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Brianna DiSalvio

About Brianna DiSalvio

Brianna is the Cannabis Legal Group Paralegal. She began her legal career at Howard & Howard Law Firm where she assisted attorneys and paralegals with business and commercial litigation matters in an administrative assistant role. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hope College and her Paralegal Studies certification from Oakland Community College. Brianna is responsible for client relations, assisting with various stages of state and municipal licensing, and works to ensure research and document support are carried out effectively and efficiently for our cannabis clients.

Adult-Use Cannabis in Michigan: New Milestones, Overcoming Real Estate Hurdles

2020-07-10T15:08:01-05:00July 10th, 2020|

Since Michigan’s recreational/adult-use cannabis market official launched Dec. 1st, 2019, the adult-use industry has maintained steady growth and sales, with product in high demand. Even on the first day, consumer demand was “off the charts,” and provisioning centers had patrons lined outside the door and around the block. While some markets are struggling during the [...]

Diversity in the Cannabis Industry: Working Towards Equal Access and Opportunity

2020-06-12T09:57:54-05:00June 12th, 2020|

As the BlackLivesMatter global network continues to raise awareness and bring justice to Black people around the world, many companies and industries have reflected on how they can increase diversity and promote economic empowerment for communities of color. Many cannabis business leaders have acknowledged the industry’s lack of diversity, long before current events surrounding police [...]

Marijuana Home Delivery, Pickup and Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-05-14T16:00:40-05:00May 15th, 2020|

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, government and health officials have continued to issue mandates and guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. With so many changes, many people are struggling to maintain daily routines and normalcy. For some, cannabis consumption is part of their daily ritual. For medical marijuana patients and beyond, cannabis [...]

Why Cannabis Is An “Essential Business” Across the United States

2020-05-14T09:28:46-05:00April 3rd, 2020|

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay home, stay safe order has closed all non-essential businesses, but Michigan's emerging cannabis industry is allowed to stay open, according to the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, medical and recreational marijuana businesses are operating under new precautionary regulations in response to the health crisis. [...]

5 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient and Sustainable Grow Room

2020-02-20T11:06:50-05:00February 12th, 2020|

Growing cannabis generates a lot of electricity and energy, which in turn generates high electricity bills and expenses. For cannabis growers, engaging in sustainability and energy efficiency efforts from the start is an important component to having a competitive edge in the industry, as well as reducing operation costs and addressing environmental concerns.  1. Focus on Details [...]

Responding to a Notice of Deficiency for Cannabis Licenses

2020-01-31T11:52:50-05:00January 31st, 2020|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) regulates licensing for both Adult-Use Marijuana Establishments and Medical Marijuana Facilities. When applying for a marijuana license, applicants are required to use forms and disclosures created by the agency and respond to each question in its entirety under oath. All attestations, application disclosures, information requested/required by the agency, the acts, [...]

Examining the First Week of 2020 for the Michigan Cannabis Industry

2020-03-25T13:42:52-05:00January 10th, 2020|

As of Jan. 2nd, 2020, Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has issued 54 recreational marijuana business licenses, including at least 42 to retail stores. This is nearly double the number of licenses that were expected to be issued by Jan. 1st, according to the agency. Recreational Marijuana Sales  Recreational (adult-use) marijuana sales in Michigan neared [...]

Asked and Answered: 10 FAQs About Recreational Marijuana

2020-02-20T10:42:06-05:00December 11th, 2019|

As recreational marijuana sales begin in Michigan, potential pot customers have many questions about the adult-use/recreational market and the sales of legal weed. Here's a look at some of the most frequently asked questions and answers: 1. Where Can I Buy Recreational Marijuana in Michigan? The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting marijuana business license [...]

Adult-Use Marijuana Applications Are Now Being Accepted

2020-02-20T10:47:44-05:00October 31st, 2019|

Today on Nov. 1st, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting adult-use applications for marijuana licensing under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). This was passed by the voters of the state of Michigan in November 2018. Similar to the process for medical marijuana application approval, the MRA will be utilizing [...]

How to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Facility License

2019-09-17T14:40:35-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Once your facility is up and running, it is important to note that your entity’s medical marijuana state operating license is due for renewal 1 year after licensure approval.  It is critical to your facility’s success to keep track of renewal dates, renewal requirements, and compliance regulations. This is to ensure that your facility does [...]

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