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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. These places of employment include the City of Mt. Pleasant, Grand Central Magazine, Mackinac State Historic Parks and WCMU Public Media (PBS). She graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and minor in Journalism. Sydney comes to us after her first position post-college with Gale, a Cengage Company as a Marketing Associate. She possesses a passion for writing, marketing and graphic design and showcases this on Cannabis Legal Group's website and social media channels.

MRA Announces Updates to Adult-Use and Medical Cannabis Business Applications

2020-07-09T09:11:27-05:00June 26th, 2020|

This week, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has adopted 10 topic-based administrative rule sets. These rule sets follow both the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). They also were introduced to accomplish the following: implement, administer, and enforce appropriate standards for cannabis businesses and associated [...]

MRA Expands Eligibility Criteria of Social Equity Program

2020-06-05T11:44:59-05:00June 5th, 2020|

On May 19th, 2020, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the expansion of the eligibility criteria to Michigan’s social equity program. As of June 1st, 2020, the number of disproportionately impacted communities increased from 41 to 184.  According to the MRA, this expansion will make it, “easier for individuals from those communities to qualify to [...]

10 Insider Tips for Cannabis Business Applicants

2020-04-17T09:08:13-05:00April 17th, 2020|

Starting a cannabis business requires lots of preparation and analysis from you, your supplemental applicants and your hired team of experts. During these times, there will be inevitable temporary changes to the typical application process due to building delays However, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has laid out these 10 general tips for you to [...]

A Look at Recreational Marijuana’s Impact on Michigan’s Economy

2020-04-10T08:25:45-05:00April 10th, 2020|

Ever since adult-use/recreational marijuana was legalized in November 2018, the industry has been quickly catching up to the widespread demand. While adult-use cannabis has proved to be a lucrative up-and-coming industry in Michigan (in January, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs [LARA] announced that adult-use cannabis sales reached over $10 million), there are still obstacles [...]

Michigan Marijuana Industry’s Response to COVID-19

2020-05-14T09:32:36-05:00March 20th, 2020|

Ever since the first Michigan case of COVID-19 was announced last week, many industries were temporarily shut down through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order(s) or by voluntarily doing so out of concern for public health. Cannabis businesses have been no exception. Below are a few of the actions that have been taken by the cannabis [...]

The Status of Cannabis Supply Availability in Michigan

2020-03-05T15:37:34-05:00March 6th, 2020|

Currently, there is a tight supply of wholesale adult-use/recreational marijuana flower in Michigan. Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is facilitating a stakeholder workgroup to discuss and provide suggestions on the regulatory topic of supply availability.  Why Are Recreational Marijuana Prices So High? The shrinking adult-use marijuana supply is causing prices to soar sharply, as [...]

How to Find Cannabis Industry Jobs in Michigan

2020-02-28T09:30:56-05:00February 28th, 2020|

In November 2018, Michigan residents voted “yes” to legalize adult-use (recreational) marijuana. A year later, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting applications for adult-use cannabis business licenses. It was then that an influx of applications from prospective adult-use cannabis business owners came pouring in (52 applications on day 1). However, what do you do [...]

MRA Introduces Proposed Marijuana Rule Sets

2020-01-14T10:46:52-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed combined topic-based rule sets. The proposed topic-based rule sets are intended to provide clarity/consistency to those working in both the medical and adult-use markets. The rule sets provide for the implementation of a program to license medical [...]

Stakeholders Needed for Marijuana Social Equity Workgroups

2020-01-06T15:28:18-05:00January 6th, 2020|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is facilitating stakeholder workgroups to discuss and provide suggestions regarding the Social Equity Program.  What is the Social Equity Program? Michigan’s Social Equity Program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. The agency originally [...]

Recreational Marijuana Home Delivery Available in Michigan

2020-01-06T11:17:33-05:00December 30th, 2019|

Soon, recreational marijuana will be able to be delivered to homes in Michigan. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) approved the first three businesses for adult-use home delivery this week: Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart, Battle Creek Provisioning in Battle Creek and Nature’s ReLeaf in Burton. How Can You Get Marijuana Legally Delivered to Your Home? [...]

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