Nick Galendez

About Nickolas Galendez

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.

Tips for Identifying and Disclosing Criminal History on Your Application

2018-10-18T14:31:50-05:00October 18th, 2018|

The MMFLA application is a test. Everyone who submits an application is expected to provide an abundance of information and supporting documents to the State of Michigan, including demographic information, other business interests, financial account statements, property interests, tax returns, and civil/criminal history. Now that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) has been approving and [...]

What Michigan Can Learn From California When Transitioning From the MMMA to the MMFLA

2018-09-02T10:12:26-05:00September 2nd, 2018|

Last week, I read about the cannabis industry in California. The State of California had previously established a “transition period” for a limited time where businesses could sell certain products that (1) had not been tested according to new regulations, (2) did not meet strict packaging and labeling requirements, and (3) did not satisfy potency [...]

Why You Should Work With a Cannabis Law Firm on Your State Application

2019-06-11T15:47:07-05:00June 25th, 2018|

Regardless of your background, education, experience, or area of expertise, you should want someone who is neutral and impartial to assist with and review your Step 1 (pre-qualification) and Step 2 (facility license) applications prior to submission. Just because you could prepare the required disclosures and narratives in the application by yourself does not necessarily [...]

Top Reasons Why Your State Application Will Be Denied

2018-05-03T08:39:03-05:00May 3rd, 2018|

Now that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board has started reviewing applications and issuing decisions, it is extremely important for every applicant to learn exactly how the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (“LARA”) and the Board are reviewing each application and the various reasons why the Board may grant or deny an application. So far, [...]

What is Vertical Integration? Decisions that will Impact every Applicant, Municipality & Community in Michigan

2018-03-20T14:45:19-05:00March 20th, 2018|

Co-Location, Stacking, Provisioning Centers, and the Power of Municipalities to Shape Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Market Other than securing the proper location for your medical cannabis facility, another equally important factor every applicant should consider is whether to operate as a stand-alone facility or to vertically integrate by obtaining one or more combinations of grower, processor [...]

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