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Michigan social equity program▸ Michigan looks to right past on marijuana by targeting communities once negatively affected
July 18, 2019 | Channel 7 WXYZ
Barton Morris, an active voice that helped pass the 2018 marijuana legislature, told 7 Action News he was anticipating that people who had demonstrated that they were disproportionately impacted by past marijuana laws would get some sort of priority when it came to licensing.

WJR News Talk 760 AM Logo▸ Barton Morris on the Frank Beckmann Show
July 17, 2019 | WJR News Talk 760 AM
Barton Morris comments on Sen. Irwin’s proposed Michigan Senate bill that would expunge low-level cannabis offenses for over 235,000 Michigan residents.

Marijuana expungement Michigan▸ Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Expunge Marijuana Convictions
July 16, 2019 | Channel 7 WXYZ
Barton Morris comments on Sen. Irwin’s proposed Senate bill that would expunge low-level marijuana offenses for over 235,000 Michigan residents.

Botaniq, co-owned by Annette Sarfoh inside her medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, June 20, 2019.▸ Minorities find themselves almost shut out of Michigan’s marijuana business
June 21st, 2019 | Detroit Free Press
Barton Morris, an attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, said that most of his marijuana-related clients are white men and they have a distinct advantage in the industry.

MJBizCon NEXT logo▸ On the Horizon: Emerging Markets and Trends | Illinois, Michigan, Ohio: Cannabis in the Midwest
June 11th, 2019 | MJBizCon NEXT
The cannabis space is undergoing a rapid transformation in the Midwest, with a relatively new medical marijuana program in Ohio, a challenging restructuring of Michigan’s MMJ industry as the state also prepares to launch an adult-use market.

Cannabis Legal Group Associate Attorney Jennifer Domingue on Build Your Firm podcast

▸ Being Legal in the Cannabis Niche | Account Marketing Doesn’t Suck (Build Your Firm)
June 4th, 2019 | “Account Marketing Doesn’t Suck” Podcast
Hugh Duffy talks with Jennifer Domingue, an associate attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group in Michigan about some of the biggest issues in cannabis today – 280E, Safe Banking Act (which is getting considerable bipartisan support) and insurance.

WJR News Talk 760 AM Logo▸ Barton Morris on the Frank Beckmann Show
June 4th, 2019 | WJR News Talk 760 AM
Barton Morris calls for legislative action regarding marijuana conviction expungements with Chris Renwick.

Michigan marijuana conviction expungement

▸ Gov. Whitmer promised to expunge marijuana-related criminal records in Michigan. Those convicted are still waiting. 
June 3rd, 2019 | Detroit Metro Times
“Something needs to be done immediately,” says Barton Morris, an attorney and leading advocate for expunging pot-related offenses and pardoning people who are in jail for offenses that are now civil infractions. “There are people currently serving probation, jail, and prison sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related convictions.

Airing excerpts from the live panel event in Detroit, and discussing the intersection of marijuana legalization and social justice nationwide with The Hill’s Reid Wilson.
Morris, who’s defended folks accused of marijuana offenses for the past 20 years, supports developing the marijuana industry.
Barton Morris said it quickly became evident that prosecutors and police were unsure how to interpret the recreational marijuana law, called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.
AG Dana Nessel announced that she’s started a legal work group on medical and recreational marijuana issues to regularly review and analyze laws and regulations that affect the Michigan market. Barton Morris was included in this group and is in a unique position to continue fighting for the industry.
AG Dana Nessel announced the creation of a marijuana legal workgroup that will meet to review, analyze, discuss and opine on laws and regulations concerning the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana in the State of Michigan.
Attorney Barton Morris with the Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak said fewer citations were a Proposal 1 goal. But they’re lower than he expected.
Attorney Barton W. Morris Jr. attends the cannabis committee’s meeting at the Chesterfield Township Municipal Offices as officials consider licensing cannabis industry entities in the community.

Recreational marijuana usage in Michigan▸ 4/20: Live Coverage of the 2019 Cannabis Holiday
Apr. 19th, 2019 | Leafly
The festival also featured guest speakers such as Michigan attorney Travis Copenhaver, who spoke to about the current state and federal marijuana laws as well as issues including banking services within the cannabis industry.

▸ Barton Morris: “Spotlight on the News”
Apr. 14th, 2019 | WXYZ Channel 7
Barton Morris on growing Michigan’s cannabis industry.

A close-up of a medical marijuana plant at VB Chesaning, LLC, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.▸ Michigan recreational marijuana rules moving ‘swiftly’
Apr. 1st, 2019 | M Live
Last week officials with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) met privately with 57 stakeholders that included medical marijuana businesses, lawyers, municipal representatives and interested individuals.

New report on THC levels in MI drivers leaves residents with mixed reactions▸ New report on THC levels in MI drivers leaves residents with mixed reactions
Mar. 27th, 2019 | WNEM-TV
Barton Morris, principal attorney for The Cannabis Legal Group, agreed with the report saying there’s no point in setting a limit.
Barton Morris Comments on Marijuana Impaired Driving Commission Report on MLive
Mar. 26th, 2019 | Detroit News
Michigan shouldn’t set legal limit for driving while high, commission says

State selects residents for marijuana rules work groups State selects residents for marijuana rules work groups
Mar. 15th, 2019 | Oakland Press
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has selected 51 people —including nine who live or have businesses in Oakland County — for work groups to help craft regulations for recreational use of marijuana.

How Is Marijuana Legalization Going So Far in Michigan?▸ How Is Marijuana Legalization Going So Far in Michigan?
Feb. 26th, 2019 | WDET
On Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson speaks with Barton Morris, principal attorney with Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, about what he’s seeing so far as the state implements the new law.

Unlicensed medical marijuana delivery flourishes in Metro Detroit
Feb. 26th, 2019 | Detroit News
CLG attorney Barton Morris comments on “gifting” and delivery of marijuana services and their questionable legality.
Clearing the air: Which Oakland County communities are allowing medical or recreational pot businesses?
Feb. 25th, 2019 | Oakland Press
CLG attorney Nick Galendez comments on the black market marijuana sales in Michigan.
Feb. 17th, 2019 | Detroit Free Press
“Anything you put in food has to be regulated by the (U.S. Food and Drug Administration),” said attorney Barton Morris, adding that it’s “unlawful” to sell a product that isn’t.
Feb. 1st, 2019 | Bridge
If Michigan’s experience is like that of other states with legalized weed ‒ among them, Washington, Colorado and California ‒ illegal sales will remain alive.
Feb. 1st, 2019 | Detroit Free Press
As Michigan enters the brave new world of legal recreational marijuana, some long-time holdouts in law enforcement are expected to stand down.
Jan. 31st, 2019 | M Live
Cities and townships have to create specific laws governing marijuana licenses and ordinances, Morris said.
Jan. 31st, 2019 | U.S. News & World Report
Barton Morris, one of the lawyers involved with the marijuana legalization campaign, believes attitudes will change over time.
Jan. 29th, 2019 | M Live
Barton Morris, a lawyer at Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak who was among those promoting the legalization campaign, said many of the new business schemes are “definitely illegal.”

LARA takes months to review license apps▸ Slow going for medical pot licenses: LARA takes months to review license apps
Jan. 6th, 2019 | Traverse City Record Eagle
Attorney Jennifer Domingue with Cannabis Legal Group said she’s seen the entire process take up to a year from application to final approval.

Medical marijuana program in Ohio▸ Medical Marijuana In Ohio
Jan. 3rd, 2019 | WOSU Public Media (PBS)
Coming up on All Sides, we take a look at how other states have moved from medical to recreational marijuana and how Ohio might – or not – follow suit. Guests: Travis Copenhaver, Senior Associate Attorney at Cannabis Legal Group.

Jan. 2nd, 2019 | The Detroit News
“My opinion is that they are not legal, and I would not be surprised if they are prosecuted,” said Barton Morris, principal attorney of Royal Oak’s Cannabis Legal Group.
Jan. 2nd, 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily
According to Michigan-based cannabis attorney Barton Morris, some of the MMJ dispensaries had pending applications before the marijuana licensing board, and other firms’ applications were denied.
Jan. 1st, 2019 | WXYZ Channel 7
Dozens of local medical marijuana dispensaries are shut down after the state issued a deadline for the businesses to get a license.
Dec. 17th, 2018 | FOX 47
Barton Morris said the next step is to get criminal records for non-violent offenses expunged.
Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Michigan today
Dec. 6th, 2018 | Detroit Free Press
At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Michigan turned green and became the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.
Suit: Cops illegally seized car after $10 marijuana buy
Dec. 6th, 2018 | Detroit News
The attorney for a Detroit woman has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging Wayne County sheriff’s deputies illegally impounded her car after she was cited for buying $10 of marijuana — costing her $1,200 in fees and fines.
Marijuana is now legal in Michigan – what you need to know
Dec. 6th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
On December 6, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana.

And that means no firing up a bowl on the front porch or vapes in the driveway because those are considered public places, said Royal Oak cannabis attorney Barton Morris.

7 last-minute things you need to know about recreational marijuana in Michigan▸ 7 last-minute things you need to know about recreational marijuana in Michigan
Dec. 5th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
You can only smoke inside your house, not on the front porch. However, on your back porch is fine according to Attorney Barton Morris with the Cannabis Legal Group.

Prohibition ends: Pot now legal in Michigan
Dec. 5th, 2018 | Detroit News
Detroit — Marijuana became legal at the stroke of midnight Thursday in Michigan, making it the first state in the Midwest to end the controlled substance’s prohibition.
Possible legislative changes could impact recreational marijuana
Nov. 30th, 2018 | WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
The lame duck Republican legislature is proposing changes to Michigan’s voter passed recreational marijuana law.

Acreage Holdings acquires Michigan cannabis company▸ Boehner-backed Acreage Holdings acquires Michigan cannabis company
Nov. 27th, 2018 | The Detroit News
Barton Morris, founder of the Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, said Acreage’s move brings a significant amount of capital and infrastructure into Michigan whose cannabis market still is only developing.

The Flav’a Show – Episode 1
Nov. 14th, 2018 
‘Pot law’ is a budding industry for Michigan attorneys
Nov. 13th, 2018 | WZZM-TV
The doors seem to have swung wide open for marijuana businesses in Michigan. The excitement is there. But is the legal advice?
Marijuana a sure thing for entrepreneurs? Experts say don't count on it▸ Marijuana a sure thing for entrepreneurs? Experts say don’t count on it
Nov. 8th, 2018 | ABC 13
“Our clients find to be vertically integrated is ideal, meaning they have operations in all three — cultivation, processing and retail — because that will allow them to guarantee a marketplace for their product,” Morris said.
Weed is legal in 3 more states — here’s what to expect from the new laws
Nov. 7th, 2018 | Yahoo Finance
While much of Tuesday’s elections focused on Congress and several states’ gubernatorial races, voters also weighed in on another contentious issue — marijuana.

You can legally smoke pot in Michigan in the next month: What you need to know▸ You can legally smoke pot in Michigan in the next month: What you need to know
Nov. 7th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
“This is what’s best for Michigan,” said Barton Morris, a lawyer who spear-headed the pro-recreational marijuana movement. “It’s what’s best for the movement.”

Legalization of marijuana: What’s next?
Nov. 7th, 2018 | Clickon Detroit
With the legalization of marijuana happening at yesterday’s election, questions are surfacing asking what’s next for the growing marijuana business.
Barton Morris, a lawyer with the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group, said Michigan’s guidelines to apply for marijuana licenses require the disclosure of financial, litigation and criminal histories of all stakeholders in a company, including owners, investors and shareholders.

Social Justice Or Commercialization? Expert Views On Michigan's Recreational Marijuana ProposalSocial Justice Or Commercialization? Expert Views On Michigan’s Recreational Marijuana Proposal
Oct. 25th, 2018 | Benzinga
Barton Morris, the principal attorney at Cannabis Legal Group, said Prop 1 has “everything to do about social justice and about doing what is right.”

Oct. 25th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
“Marijuana has been putting people in prison and jail, getting people arrested and put in court for really no reason,” said Barton Morris, an attorney who specializes in cannabis law that supports Proposal 1.

Watch tonight: Detroit 2020 Town Hall: Marijuana in Michigan▸ Watch tonight: Detroit 2020 Town Hall: Marijuana in Michigan
Oct. 24th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
On Thursday night, WXYZ will host a Detroit 2020 Town Hall over Marijuana in Michigan. Barton Morris, Cannabis Legal Group, will be a panelists.

Michigan pot industry faces legal obstacles▸ Michigan pot industry faces legal obstacles
Oct. 11th, 2018 | The Detroit News
The seminar, the 10th held by Royal Oak’s Cannabis Legal Group and Colorado-based Vincente Sederberg, two cannabis licensing and business law firms, came less than a month before the Nov. 6 election.

Will Michigan Soon Have Legal Recreational Marijuana?
Oct. 8th, 2018 | WDET 101.9 FM
Henderson also speaks with Barton Morris, principal attorney with Cannabis Legal Group and a supporter of Proposal 1. He says Michigan’s …
Deadline For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Get Licensed Moved From December To Halloween
Oct. 1st, 2018 | WWJ News Radio 950
“Patients themselves would be significantly disadvantaged by not allowing temporary operations,” said Barton Morris of the Cannabis Legal Group.
Unlicensed medical marijuana facilities in Michigan to close Oct. 31 under new rules
Oct. 1st, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
(It) changes all the time; every single day we are getting new information, new news comes out,” said Barton Morris of the Cannibis Legal Group…
The debate over legalizing recreational pot
Sept. 26th, 2018 | Fox 2 News: Let It Rip
Barton Morris, marijuana defense lawyer. Part 2: Unintended consequences of legalizing. Joining the panel is former Canton police officer …

Adult-use marijuana businesses in Michigan▸ The new frontier of legal weed
Sept. 23rd, 2018 | Crain’s Detroit Business
Business owners who want to enter the cannabis space will have to jump through a specific set of state and local hoops to start an operation and stay in business, said Barton Morris, founder of the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group.

Home delivery for medical marijuana▸ Home delivery for medical marijuana? Michigan regulators consider it
Sept. 17th, 2018 | Detroit Free Press
Travis Copenhaver, a Royal Oak lawyer who has several marijuana dispensary clients, said the rule change is a smart one.

Michigan Judge Dismisses Criminal Cases of Viola Extracts Employees Arrested in Detroit Raid
Aug. 3rd, 2018 | Cannabis Business Times
The company’s legal attorney, Barton Morris, argued that Detroit police did not do the legwork to confirm the business’s permits and records prior to conducting the May 29 raid…
Police Raid Michigan Cultivation Facility; Business Owners, Investors React
July 19th, 2018 | Cannabis Business Times
Because of these new laws and emergency regulations, companies from all over the country—legitimate companies—are coming here and investing in the city of Detroit, attorney Barton Morris said at the press conference…
It’s Debatable Tackles Upcoming Vote For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana
July 16th, 2018 | WWJ 950
Attorney Barton Morris joins the ‘It’s Debatable’ panel to tackle the upcoming vote for legalization of recreational marijuana. Should recreational marijuana be legalized? Watch as both sides debate the issue..

▸ Many Macomb communities take wait and see approach to medical marijuana
June 25th, 2018 | Macomb Daily
Of the communities that haven’t yet committed to opting in or opting out as a place where marijuana facilities will be permitted, many are taking a wait-and-see approach until voters decide about recreational use of marijuana in November, said attorney Barton Morris, of the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group.

Long wait for medical marijuana facilities licenses; Few communities have acted to allow them
June 25th, 2018 | Press & Guide
Of the communities that haven’t yet committed to opting in or opting out as a place where marijuana facilities will be permitted, many are taking a wait-and-see approach until voters decide about recreational use of marijuana in November, said attorney Barton Morris, of the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group.
The Craig Fahle Show – Episode 54
June 11th, 2018 | New Radio Media
Discussion topics include the legalization of recreational marijuana, with special guests Scott Greenlee, Barton Morris, Cedric Ballarin, and Chad Livengood.
▸ Michigan farmers welcome opportunity to grow industrial hemp
June 9th, 2018 | MiBiz
Travis Copenhaver, an attorney with the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group, said that since CBD products are generally produced from cannabis plants containing THC, they fall under regulation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act of 2016.
Iraq War vet suing Troy over medical marijuana rules
June 6th, 2018 | Daily Tribune
Clark Hill attorneys, working in tandem with the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal group, are appealing after an injunction sought on the new rules was denied…
Voters get to decide if marijuana should be legalized in Michigan
June 6th, 2018 | Fox 2 News
“When recreational marijuana comes it is going to be regulated, tested and safe,” said Barton Morris an attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group…
Troy faces medical marijuana turf war
June 5th, 2018 | Click on Detroit – Local 4
Michigan voters will get to decide if recreational marijuana will become legal in the state. Meanwhile, a legal battle is brewing in Troy over medical marijuana….
Dismissal of Feloney Marijuana Delivery Charges
June 2nd, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
Exclusive interview with Channel 7 following the dismissal of felony marijuana delivery charges which would have ended in deportation for our client.
Why many Michigan medical marijuana businesses won’t have to close
May 30th, 2018 | Detroit Free Press
“It was obvious that the state had to do something,” said attorney Barton Morris, who has medical marijuana business clients in Detroit, Ann Arbor and the …
Craft brewers walk regulatory tightrope with cannabis-related products
May 27th, 2018 | MiBiz
Attorney Travis Copenhaver weighs in on Sen. Rick Jones bill prohibiting the use or sales of cannabis infused alcohol beverages.
Troy sued over new marijuana ordinance
May 9th, 2018 | The Oakland Press
“I think the ordinance itself is in violation of state law,” Morris said. “Michigan’s MMA allows caregivers to grow anywhere they want. Troy only wants 36 growers? There’s no legal basis for that – you can’t limit the number of caregivers. That makes me laugh.”…
Let It Rip Weekend: AG Sessions changes federal pot policy
May 5th, 2018 | Fox 2 Detroit
Attorney Barton Morris joined Let It Rip on FOX 2 Detroit to discuss the recently approved ballot initiative and what it means for Michigan.

▸ What’s the holdup with awarding medical marijuana licenses in Michigan?
May 1st, 2018 | Detroit Free Press
“Everybody is concerned. What are patients going to do on June 15?” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak attorney who represents cannabis clients.

Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan
April 20th, 2018 | Thrillist
The Cannabis Legal Group estimates the total cost of opening a Michigan dispensary at between $400,000 and $500,000…
Medical marijuana dispensary owner’s prison sentence raises questions over prosecution
March 27th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
“Rudi is one of the first people to be provided a medical marijuana dispensary in the city of Detroit, that was permitted by the city,” Morris says. “It’s my goal to see to it that he is released from prison, and his justice has been restored.”
Township to marijuana lawyer: Not interested
March 20th, 2018 | Times Herald
Craig Aronoff, of the Cannabis Legal Group, said he represents operators who are seeking licenses to run medical marijuana facilities…
The Business Of Marijuana in Michigan
January 24th, 2018 | Jewish News
Attorneys Barton Morris and Craig Aronoff featured as part of the Green Dream Team. A growing group of topnotch professionals in Michigan who are providing their legal and business acumen to promote successful, legitimate canna-businesses. ..
Medical marijuana options discussed in London Township
January 17th, 2018 | Monroe Evening News
About 55 people attended the meeting and appeared split on the issue after hearing Craig Aranoff, an attorney for Cannabis Legal Group of Michigan, outline the benefits and regulations in the law…
Grand Rapids takes ‘wait-and-see’ approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities
January 8th, 2018 | MiBiz
The Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group lists five additional nearby townships — Alpine, Plainfield, Algoma in Kent County, Wayland in Allegan County and Ensley in Newaygo County — that have opted out or are likely to…..
Let It Rip Weekend: AG Sessions changes federal pot policy
January 7th, 2018 | Fox 2 Detroit
Attorney Barton Morris joins the weekend edition to discuss marijuana policy across the country and in Michigan
Applications trickling in for medical marijuana licenses, federal policy change announced
January 5th, 2018 | The Oakland Press
in Oakland County where Orion Township is the only municipality so far to adopt an ordinance authorizing medical marijuana operations, according to Cannabis Legal Group, a Royal Oak-based law firm….

▸ Federal decision on marijuana enforcement has Michigan’s fledgling business seeking answers
January 4th, 2018 | Detroit Free Press
“The industry has been bracing for this ever since Donald Trump was elected and Sessions was appointed attorney general,” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak attorney who specializes in cannabis laws.

London Twp. to hold forum on medical marijuana
January 2nd, 2018 | Monroe Evening News
Gary Taepke will introduce the guest speaker — an attorney from the group Cannabis Legal Group of Michigan, a law firm familiar with licensing processors, dispensaries and other businesses that operate in the…
A brave new world for marijuana in Michigan
December 20th, 2017 | Detroit Metro Times
According to information posted by the Cannabis Legal Group, opening a dispensary costs from $400,000 to $500,000…
Money Works: Cannabis Business Seminar
December 8th, 2017 | Fox 2 News
Principal attorney Barton Morris discusses our Marijuana Facilities Application and Licensing Seminar at Cobo Hall on December 8th, 2017 with Fox 2 News.
But dispensaries across the state sell marijuana to more than five patients without legal repercussion. “The county prosecutors let them do it,” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak criminal defense attorney specializing in marijuana cases.
Medical marijuana enforcement hazy as state forms rules
October 18th, 2017 | The Detroit News
The county prosecutors let them do it, said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak criminal defense attorney specializing in marijuana cases…
Costly employment-related lawsuits on the rise in cannabis industry as MJ workforce grows
October 18th, 2017 | Marijuana Business Daily
Attorney Barton Morris quoted in national publication regarding human resource infrastructure in small businesses …
Michigan marijuana proposals head to the ballot
October 11th, 2017 | Detroit Metro Times
The Cannabis Legal Group out of Royal Oak had a similar event at the Cobo Center in September. It looks like the long money is on cannabis in this encounter…
Marijuana degree combines science and business at Northern Michigan University
October 9th, 2017 | Detroit Free Press
You’re going to get a degree growing marijuana,’” said the 19-year-old … But the NMU program is unique, mixing chemistry, biology, botany, etc.
Amid Controversy, Marijuana Conference Brings LARA Director And House Representative
October 8th, 2017 | Weed News
The October 15 Conference is sponsored by Intessa Certifications of Ann Arbor and the Cannabis Legal Group. Also sponsoring are Grow Green Cannabis…
Muddled marijuana policy in Michigan
September 28th, 2017 | Petoskey News-Review
So far, nine municipalities have done so, according to Cannabis Legal Group, a law firm based in Royal Oak. The Detroit ballot question would opt the city into …
Ash Township 9/20/2017 meeting minutes
September 27th, 2017 | Monroe Evening News
Supervisor Carmack introduced Mr. Craig Aronoff from the Cannabis Legal Group and asked him to speak to the Board regarding the Medical Marijuana Facility …
Marijuana shops face hazy future as cloud of confusion envelops industry
September 19th, 2017 | Crain’s Detroit Business
So far, nine municipalities have done so, according to Cannabis Legal Group, a law firm based in Royal Oak. The Detroit ballot question would opt the city into …
We’re taking you inside a medical marijuana grow house in metro Detroit
September 18th, 2017 | WXYZ Channel 7
DETROIT (WXYZ) – A metro Detroit medical marijuana grow house is giving 7 Action News an exclusive inside look into their operation. They decided to open …
Bay City Commission Deciding Whether to Allow Medical Marijuana Facilities
September 12th, 2017 | WSGW
A special session Monday featured a presentation from the Cannabis Legal Group, based in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. They advocated the city open its …
Michigan’s war on pot
September 12th, 2017 | Detroit Metro Times
22 at Cobo Center. Sponsored by the Royal Oak-based Cannabis Legal Group, the seminar will focus on licensing, testing, and business operations…
New medical marijuana regulations produce high opportunities
September 1st, 2017 | The Oakland Press
“All these cities are taking their time,” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak attorney and founder of the Cannabis Legal Group. “The more that come on board, the …

▸ Communities across Michigan deciding on opting in or out of medical marijuana business
August 21st, 2017 | Detroit Free Press
“It became really obvious me that this is what people want,” said Barton Morris, the principal attorney at the Cannabis Legal Group. “The number one question I get is, give me a list of the cities who want in.”

▸ Growers, Dispensaries Brace for MI Marijuana Licensing Standards
June 14th, 2017 | WKAR (PBS)
Cannabis Legal Group founder and principal Barton Morris says the new law will end the “wild west” mentality that prevails in the industry.

▸ Ohio medical marijuana law allows limited possession, use on Sept. 8, but doesn’t say where people can get it
June 30, 2016 | Cleveland.com
Michigan attorney Barton Morris said a doctor’s recommendation obtained in anticipation of the affirmative defense might qualify as an acceptable replacement for an ID card.

Latest Press Releases

▸ Marijuana Businesses in 19 Cities to be Rewarded Through New Social Equity Programs
July 18, 2019 | View Release

▸ Attorney Barton W. Morris Jr. To Speak At Michigan Cannabis Industry Associations
July 3, 2019 | View Release

▸ Attorney Barton W. Morris, JR. to Participate In Live Michigan Radio Town Hall
May 10, 2019 | View Release
▸ Attorney Barton W. Morris to Address Chesterfield Township Cannabis Licensing Work Group
April 22, 2019 | View Release
The Cannabis Legal Group Announces Event Supporting Daniel Haberman For Congress
February 2, 2018 | View Release
The Cannabis Legal Group Announces New Addition to Law Firm
January 17, 2018 | View Release
Cannabis Legal Group of Royal Oak Among the First to Secure Municipal Licenses for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
October 26, 2017 | View Release
▸ The Cannabis Legal Group Announces New Addition to Law Firm
October 25, 2017 | View Release
Cannabis Legal Group Announces Michigan Small Cannabusiness Association
October 23, 2017 | View Release
Barton Morris and Craig Aronoff of the Cannabis Legal Group Appointed to Safety Compliance Board and Processor Board, respectively, by the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation
September 15th, 2017 | View Release
Cannabis Legal Group, of Royal Oak, to host event at Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit on Friday, September 22nd from 8:00AM – 4:00PM.
September 5th, 2017 | View Release

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