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More Misdemeanor and Felony Expungement Opportunities Introduced in New Bill

2019-09-12T13:35:01-05:00September 12th, 2019|

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers proposed a legislative package aiming to reform criminal record expungement. Expungement advocates express that it will extend opportunities, remove employment barriers, and strengthen communities. Some main changes suggested in the six bills described in further detail below: Expand felony and misdemeanor conviction coverage The new bill [...]

Health Concerns about Black Market Cannabis

2019-09-09T13:30:25-05:00September 9th, 2019|

On Wednesday, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order that bans the online and retail sales of flavored tobacco vapes. This decision to prohibit all flavored nicotine vape juice was based on the health and safety of Michigan children. While marijuana vapes are still legal for medical and adult-use consumption, the law can only go so [...]

Macomb County Circuit Court Stops Warren from Issuing Medical Marijuana Licenses

2019-08-30T15:17:55-05:00August 30th, 2019|

This week at the Macomb County Circuit Court, Judge Carl Marlinga granted a preliminary injunction halting the issuance of medical marijuana facility licenses in Warren. The request was made by attorneys for an LLC seeking municipal licensure in Warren. The injunction was granted on the basis that the Warren Medical Marijuana Subcommittee held private meetings [...]

Register for Our Marijuana Event

2019-09-12T14:17:01-05:00August 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 [...]

Guidance for Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Cannabis Business

2019-08-23T09:15:35-05:00August 23rd, 2019|

In an effort to help protect Michigan’s environment, The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) issued a summary of environmental regulations that applies to marijuana cultivators and processors. The licensee is responsible for complying with environmental regulation. Below is a summary of the guidance issued by EGLE to help you maintain an eco-friendly [...]

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 [...]

Preparing to Purchase a Licensed Cannabis Facility

2019-08-19T10:04:08-05:00August 19th, 2019|

Last week, we wrote about new application materials released by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). These newly released materials serve to assist applicants with changing a facility’s ownership or on how to purchase a licensed cannabis facility from another operator. This week, we’ll discuss the practical steps involved in positioning your company so that you [...]

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 [...]

Defining Trade Samples in the Cannabis Industry

2019-08-14T09:23:19-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Trade samples are a vital part of the cannabis industry and aid in providing a higher quality of product to consumers. The recently released adult-use emergency rules from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) contain information on how licensed companies can provide such samples to other licensed companies and its own employees. Rule 53 of the [...]

Apply for a Marihuana Event Organizer and Temporary Marihuana Event License

2019-08-08T13:06:13-05:00August 7th, 2019|

Now that the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released the Emergency Rules for adult-use marijuana in Michigan, there are plenty of new opportunities to explore if you are considering applying for a marihuana event license.   In addition to the five (5) license types under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA)—grower, processor, [...]

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