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Sydney Fairman

About Sydney Fairman

Sydney Fairman is the Social Media Marketing Specialist for the Law Offices of Barton Morris and Cannabis Legal Group. While at Central Michigan University, Sydney was an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and held various internships, leadership and part-time positions. During college, Sydney has worked for the City of Mt. Pleasant, Grand Central Magazine, Mackinac State Historic Parks and WCMU Public Media (PBS). This is her second job since graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and minor in Journalism. Sydney comes to us with fresh ideas, positive outlook and a unique skill set in writing, public relations, social media, marketing, graphic design and more. She has always had a passion for writing, and looks forward to bringing her writing skills to both firms' social media presence.

Michigan Social Equity Program Details Announced

2019-07-19T08:34:24-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the details of its Michigan Social Equity Program. The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement.  Over the last several months, the agency sought input from approximately 150 stakeholders in [...]

5 Takeaways from the MRA’s Adult-Use Emergency Rules

2019-07-12T15:54:22-05:00July 12th, 2019|

On July 3rd, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released emergency rules concerning Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry. Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the emergency rules enable the MRA to fully implement the 2018 Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA). While these rules are exhaustive in nature, here are five main takeaways from the newly [...]

What to Remember for Michigan’s First Legal Adult-Use Cannabis July 4th

2019-07-12T13:24:47-05:00July 1st, 2019|

This July 4th holiday marks the first for legalized adult-use cannabis consumption and possession in Michigan. While exciting, it’s also important to remain cautious of the following when traveling and vacationing on this holiday: 1. You still cannot smoke cannabis in public An adult using marijuana in public is punishable by a $100 fine. However, [...]

Contact Your Senator to Protect Michigan’s Cannabis Laws

2019-06-24T08:22:09-05:00June 24th, 2019|

In a 267-165 vote on Thursday, t​he U.S. House of Representatives ​approved a bipartisan amendment to protect states with legal marijuana programs from U.S. Department of Justice interference and enforcement. More specifically, the amendment to the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill​ prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states from implementing their adult-use [...]

The MRA: What’s New and What’s Next

2019-06-17T13:38:07-05:00June 17th, 2019|

(Courtesy of Michigan.gov) L-R Lindsay Russman, Colleen Curtis, Krista Moorman, Andrew Brisbo, Sara Hernandez, Kristie Jordan, Desmond Mitchell, Jennifer Piggott, Michella Marshall, Kavita Kale, Brian Hanna. In kicking off the Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) first public meeting on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2019, Executive Director Andrew Brisbo stressed the agency’s commitment to “outreach, education [...]

Three Economic Benefits of the Hemp Industry

2019-06-12T11:54:47-05:00June 5th, 2019|

As a dominant crop in the colonial times, hemp is a renewable resource that refines into textiles, paper, beauty products and more. However, the industry’s steam diminished with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. With the government’s heightening fears about marijuana (see ​“Reefer Madness” [1936]​), all forms of cannabis sativa plants - [...]

Market Your Cannabusiness on Social Media

2019-06-11T15:42:59-05:00May 22nd, 2019|

With the number of cannabusinesses exploding across the United States, it’s more important than ever to employ marketing in your business plan. Today, social media is one of the most vital and inexpensive tools at your disposal for your cannabusinesses’ marketing plan. However, before you jump on social media and start posting, there are a [...]

Barton Morris To Serve as Panelist for NPR 1A Marijuana Panel

2019-05-13T08:35:46-05:00May 13th, 2019|

Cannabis Legal Group founder and principal attorney, Barton W. Morris, Jr. will serve as a panelist for NPR 1A and Michigan Radio’s panel, “Weed’s Legal … Now What?” 1A host Joshua Johnson will explore what happens now that voters legalized adult-use marijuana across Michigan. Additionally, the law requires a plan that addresses the damage done [...]

5 Fast Facts and Updates about the MRA

2019-05-06T08:29:37-05:00May 6th, 2019|

On April 30, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) established through Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-7. Led by Executive Director Andrew Brisbo, the MRA implements fresh practices to streamline the application process and ensure safe access to marijuana products. This agency replaces the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board, whose inefficiencies became notorious among potential applicants. Since [...]

Cannabis Legal Group Boasts 100% Application Success Rate

2019-05-09T13:17:11-05:00April 29th, 2019|

This past Thursday, the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board (MMLB) held their last official meeting. Starting tomorrow, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will review and approve applications. The new agency is a result of Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-7, which abolished the MMLB in favor of increasing the speed of the facility licensing application process. Moreover, [...]

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