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 Releases Adult-Use Marijuana License Applications

2019-10-03T15:43:17-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released detailed, step-by- step instructions for the adult-use marijuana license applications. These applications will start being accepted by the MRA on Nov. 1st.  We have outlined what you need to know as a prospective adult-use marijuana licensee below: What types of marijuana licenses are available? As a refresher, [...]

MRA Announces Social Equity Program Expansion

2019-10-03T08:38:39-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

On October 2, 2019 the Michigan Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that the Social Equity Program would be expanding eligibility to those who have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis laws and enforcement. What is the Social Equity Program? The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry from those in residing in disproportionately impacted [...]

Preparing to Apply for an Adult-Use Establishment License? There are a Few Things You Should Know

2019-09-26T15:32:16-05:00September 26th, 2019|

November 1st, 2019 is the first day that the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) starts accepting applications for adult-use establishment licenses. The MRA just released a tip bulletin for licensees, which highlights the requirements or important changes that those companies who have medical facilities licenses must follow. This is in order to pass pre-licensure inspections and [...]

Register for Our Marijuana Event

2019-09-17T09:00:55-05:00August 26th, 2019|

Are you, or are you about to be, a marijuana facility license holder in the State of Michigan? If so, you should be interested in information and advice about how to maximize your cannabis business’ potential success. The ‘Cultivating A Successful Cannabusiness’ seminar, presented by Cannabis Legal Group, is for cannabis business licensees and especially those whom [...]

4 Takeaways from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s Latest Statistical Report

2019-08-21T15:36:19-05:00August 21st, 2019|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) provides quarterly data on the number of initial medical marijuana facility and patient applications and renewal applications approved or denied. The agency also details the average amount of time, from receipt to approval or denial, to process an initial application as well as revenue collected year to date. Below are [...]

MMFLA Regulatory Assessment Fees Announced for Fiscal Year 2020

2019-08-13T08:47:05-05:00August 13th, 2019|

On Thursday, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the new regulatory assessment fees for Fiscal Year 2020. The amount of the regulatory assessment fees for licensed medical marijuana facilities is determined annually as required by section 602 of the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), which states:  "The medical marihuana excise fund is created in [...]

Michigan Social Equity Program Details Announced

2019-07-22T09:02:37-05:00July 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 [...]

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