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About Kali Rose

Kali is one of Cannabis Legal Group’s Paralegals. She began legal career at the Law Offices of Barton Morris and Cannabis Legal Group in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. In July 2018, she was promoted to Paralegal at Cannabis Legal Group. She earned an Associate of Applied Science from Terra State Community College in Fremont, OH and holds background in communications and marketing. Kali is responsible for client relations, managing attorney calendars, and works to ensure research and document support are carried out effectively and efficiently for our cannabis clients.

Under New Bill, Spouses of Government Employees Can Get Michigan Medical Marijuana Licenses

2020-07-09T09:04:12-05:00June 19th, 2020|

What is Michigan House Bill 5700? Under the current 2016 Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), spouses of any government employee or elected official may not be issued a medical marijuana facilities license by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). However, House Bill 5700, sponsored by state Representative Julie Alexander (R), aims to loosen restrictions [...]

Michigan Outlines COVID-19 Rules for Cannabis Businesses

2020-06-10T12:44:24-05:00May 22nd, 2020|

While many sectors of the economy were forced to cease their day-to-day operations, the essential businesses of cannabis industry in Michigan are able to conduct business with the implementation of new safety practices and procedures. On May 20th, 2020, Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) first issued an advisory bulletin aimed at ensuring the creation and enforcement of [...]

What Will The Cannabis Industry Look Like After COVID-19?

2020-05-14T09:27:40-05:00May 8th, 2020|

During the Coronavirus pandemic, cannabis businesses have been deemed essential by 29 states and the District of Columbia. Cannabis businesses adjusted their standard operating procedures as necessary and implemented new policies to ensure employee, patient and customer safety. But what do these recent temporary changes mean for the marijuana industry in the long-term? Marijuana is [...]

The Status of Cannabis Businesses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

2020-05-14T09:30:10-05:00March 27th, 2020|

Across the United States, states, counties and even cities are issuing shelter-in-place orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even during a pandemic, people need access to essential services like groceries, fuel for their car, prescription medication and according to some states, even cannabis. As of Thursday, 21 states had issued statewide [...]

The Status of Michigan’s Cannabis Industry, as Compared to Other States

2020-02-21T16:35:02-05:00February 21st, 2020|

In January, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced that adult-use (recreational) cannabis sales reached over $10 million. This was an increase of approximately 40% from December’s sales. While these seem to be exciting figures for such a new adult-use market, Michigan has comparatively earned less than other legal states. Illinois began legal [...]

Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Cannabis Business Questions

2020-02-20T10:16:38-05:00February 6th, 2020|

The cannabis industry is constantly changing and varies vastly from state-to-state. Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive weekly. 1. Who Has to Submit a Supplemental Individual Prequalification Application for Step 1 Approval? Any owner with more than 10% interest in the company, employees with managerial control, and their spouses [...]

The Most Recent Update on the SAFE Banking Act

2020-01-24T15:13:06-05:00January 24th, 2020|

The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 passed the House of Representatives this past September with bipartisan support. This marked the furthest advancement of access to banking and financial services for cannabis related legitimate businesses. Though the bill passed by a vote of 321 to 103 in the House or Representatives, it appears [...]

How to Get In the Legal Cannabis Industry Without Being a Supplemental Applicant 

2020-02-20T10:36:15-05:00January 17th, 2020|

The supplemental individual prequalification application for a medical cannabis facility license consists of 8 disclosures, including: 1 year of financial information, 3 years of tax compliance, criminal history, 7 years of litigation history, and more. The supplemental individual prequalification for an adult-use/recreational marijuana business has fewer requirements such as disclosure of 12 months of tax [...]

The Cannabis Industry: Reviewing 2019 and Predictions for 2020

2019-12-23T11:50:25-05:00December 19th, 2019|

2019 was an exciting year for the cannabis industry on a national and state level. As the year is coming to an end, it is worth a look back at the progress that was made and ahead to what we can predict for 2020.  Michigan Adult-Use Licensing and Sales The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began [...]

Michigan’s Temporary Marijuana Vape Ban

2019-11-26T15:33:53-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Last Friday, Michigan regulators banned the sale of marijuana vape products currently on shelves until they are further tested for the presence of vitamin E acetate. This emergency action comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a ban on flavored vaping products with tobacco in early September, citing a "public health concern." The products in state [...]

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