▸ Wershe launching own brand of cannabis products with social justice focus September 7th, 2021 | The Detroit News
▸ (VIDEO) Calling For Rudi Gammo’s Freedom: Serving Sentence for Marijuana Conviction September 1st, 2021 | Channel 7 WXYZ
▸ Rick Wershe Jr. and others protest prison sentence of Metro Detroit dispensary owner September 1st, 2021 | Local 4 News
▸ Free Rudi Gammo: Michiganders demand Gov. Whitmer pardon medical marijuana prisoner August 31st, 2021 | Leafly
▸ Dispensary Owner Rudi Gammo Still Fighting for Freedom September 1st, 2021 | WWJ Newsradio 950
▸ Racial Equity and Michigan’s Legal Weed Market August 23rd, 2021 | The Collegiate
▸ The Battle for Cannabis Dollars | Let It Rip July 25th, 2021 | Fox 2 Detroit
▸ Judge lets Ypsilanti Twp. woman, 79, keep pot plants in home, for now July 15th, 2021 | The Detroit News
▸ 80-year-old Caregiver Fights to Keep Cannabis July 15th, 2021 | Channel 7 WXYZ
▸ 79-year-old Woman Battles Ypsilanti Township Over Number of Plants Caregivers are Allowed July 15th, 2021 | Local 4 News
▸ Pot growing grandma takes on Ypsilanti Twp. over medical marijuana operation in basement July 15th, 2021 | Fox 2 Detroit
▸ 79-year-old woman argues 55 marijuana plants are for personal use July 14th, 2021 | MLive
▸ Protesters picket Washtenaw County Trial Court in support of marijuana caregivers July 14th, 2021 | Detroit Free Press
▸ Legal options running out for Ypsilanti Township woman defying marijuana law June 29th, 2021 | MLive
▸ Ypsilanti Township woman, 79, could face jail for defying local marijuana regulations June 27th, 2021 | Detroit Free Press
▸ 79 year old Ypsilanti Township woman fights township over caregiver plants (AUDIO) June 25th, 2021 | WWJ Newsradio 950
▸ 79-year-old woman battles Ypsilanti Township over number of medical marijuana plants caregivers are allowed June 25th, 2021 | Local 4 News
▸ Memorial Day, Cannabis and Roadside Stops by Police May Be Synonymous This Holiday Weekend May 24th, 2021 | WWJ Newsradio 950 “Alcohol and marijuana are completely different substances and should be treated as such. Yet, they are treated the exact same by police when it comes to traffic stops and arrests,” said Barton Morris, founder of The Law Offices of Barton Morris and the Cannabis Legal Group. “Until the procedures and testing surrounding marijuana DUI offenses change, then every marijuana DUI arrest’s legitimacy can and should be questioned.”
▸ Michigan’s marijuana industry leaves people of color behind February 1st, 2021 | WILX-TV The history of people of color being arrested and prosecuted for marijuana-related offenses makes them less likely to be given opportunities to participate in the industry, workgroup member and attorney Barton Morris said. Though there’s work being done to reverse that damage, diversity in the industry hasn’t taken off.
▸ Hero Technologies Expanding Cannabis Business in Michigan January 22nd, 2021 | Yahoo! Finance To facilitate the deal and assist with Michigan licensing, Hero Technologies has engaged Barton Morris, Esq., principal attorney at Cannabis Legal Group. The law firm has specialized in cannabis-related business law, licensing, and land use in Michigan for over 10 years.
▸ Report calls for new marijuana taxes to help promote minority ownership January 19th, 2021 | The Detroit Free Press “This is a really, really progressive initiative,” said Barton Morris, a lawyer and chair of one of the work group’s five subcommittees. “It’s going to make Michigan a leader in our industry, throughout the entire country.”
▸ Applicants sue municipalities over not following cannabis business ordinances January 13th, 2021 | WWJ Newsradio 950 The legalization of recreational marijuana use is causing some Michigan municipalities to bleed cash. It comes down to the application process as Barton Morris, head of the Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, says.
▸ U.S. House approves legislation to decriminalize marijuana December 6th, 2020 | WWJ Newsradio 950 The House approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. It’s expected to address racial disparities in how federal drug laws are enforced. Barton Morris, principal attorney at the Cannabis Legal Group, says the move is, “historic and encouraging.”
▸ House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana December 4th, 2020 | WMYD 20 Detroit Legalization of marijuana is one step closer to becoming a reality on the federal level. Barton Morris, principal attorney of the Cannabis Legal Group, weighs in on the historic Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act.
▸ Barton Morris on Detroit’s Proposed Recreational Ordinance October 26th, 2020 | WWJ Newsradio 950 “The current medical marijuana provisioning centers simply just want the opportunity and believe they should get a recreational license. That’s usually what happens when a city who already authorizes medical facilities adds recreational facilities; the medical facilities’ licenses that are pending automatically receive one. So, I think all of them should have the opportunity to do that.”
▸ Even though Detroit finally has a recreational marijuana ordinance, the fight is still far from over October 26th, 2020 | Detroit Metro Times “There’s going to be a bunch of medical marijuana business that have been operating for some time in the city of Detroit that ore going to be left out and that’s problematic,” says attorney Barton Morris. “They have been in the marijuana industry for up to eight years, and some people might find themselves out of the mix.”
▸ Detroit leaders outline plans for recreational marijuana shops October 26th, 2020 | Local 4 News Detroit introduced an ordinance that outlines plans for recreational marijuana shops. Now those negatively impacted by illegal marijuana sales in the past will have the same chance to make profit off the industry the legal way. But principal attorney, Barton Morris, believes there is a group that deserves the same opportunity. “There have been 75 dispensaries, medical dispensaries in the City of Detroit that also have been waiting and hoping that they would be given the first opportunity for a recreational retail license.”
▸ Lessenberry: Pot sales smoke-and-mirrors fix to Michigan’s economy July 20th, 2020 | The Blade Barton Morris, an attorney who runs the Cannabis Legal Group in suburban Royal Oak, said “this is definitely going to be a billion-dollar business, and more.” Noting that marijuana is still illegal under federal law, he added, “and think about what will happen when that changes — and at some point, it will change.”
▸ Michigan social equity regulations help cannabis applicants get started, but lack continued support July 17th, 2020 | MarijuanaBusiness Daily She said one of the main sticking points in the development of Michigan’s social equity program has been the slow progress of awarding adult-use licenses. That’s partly the result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is also the case in Illinois. But the Illinois program is “much more robust,” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak-based attorney with the Cannabis Legal Group. So far, Barton is “underwhelmed” with the social equity program in Michigan.
▸ Inside Michigan Business: A Look at the Marijuana Industry July 9th, 2020 | StartupNation On today’s episode, John and Jack explore one of Michigan’s newest industries, the legal marijuana trade. Both medicinal and recreational pot shops have opened in many local communities, but questions like how prosperous that business is and what the future holds for marijuana entrepreneurs will be answered on today’s podcast with guests Kathy Gray, Barton Morris, and Jason Eelbode.
▸ Michigan Supreme Court Says Municipalities Can Regulate Caregiver Growth Of Medical Marijuana April 30th, 2020 | Yahoo Finance and Benzinga “This could be the start of the narrowing of caregiving activities and this is what a lot of people kind of feared,” attorney Barton Morris, founder of Cannabis Legal Group, told Wood TV 8 on Tuesday. “It’s going to lead to a lot of cities coming out with new ordinances that are restricting caregiving activities.”
▸ Guns or marijuana? Even in pot-friendly states like Michigan, residents can only choose one February 20th, 2020 | Detroit Metro Times “It’s against the law to be a user of marijuana and be in possession of a gun,” Barton Morris, principal attorney of the Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, tells Metro Times. “The state law, unfortunately, does not create a defense.” Morris says there’s so much confusion over the issue that he recently posted a video online to explain the nuances of the law.
▸ Vote on merit system for marijuana businesses in Berkley delayed to Jan. 23 January 21st, 2020 | C & G Newspapers Barton Morris, a lawyer with Cannabis Legal Group in Royal Oak, took issue with the city increasing the number of points for a business that doesn’t immediately abut a residential property. Morris stated marijuana businesses serve residents in the same manner as liquor stores, drug stores and restaurants, and he saw no reason to incentivize businesses to not locate next to residential zones.
▸ Licensed Dispensary in Burton Ready to Offer Customers Home Delivery Service January 10th, 2020 | Channel 7 WXYZ Barton Morris is with the Cannabis Legal Group and says more and more shops will be popping up and offering this service, which is why it’s important for consumers to make a purchase from a licensed shop. If they don’t, “they’re getting product that’s not tested, that’s potentially unsafe and it’s illegal.”
▸ Parsing Legal Marijuana in Michigan with Attorney Barton Morris December 27th, 2019 | Weed Wonks Barton Morris, one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state of Michigan and an expert on the state’s legal cannabis industry, speak with Jordan and Andrew out in Las Vegas, Nevada during the recent MJBiz Conference in Las Vegas at the MJToday Media Mansion. Produced by Shea Gunther.
▸ Break Down Of Recreational Marijuana Taxes By Michigan Based Cannabis Legal Group December 15th, 2019 | The Cannabis Radar For recreational marijuana, the state of Michigan currently charges a 6% sales tax along with a 10% excise tax. Barton Morris with Cannabis Legal Group delved into the matter deeper and showed how those taxes break down.
▸ Michigan Based Cannabis Legal Group Breaks Down Recreational Marijuana Taxes December 9th, 2019 | 9 and 10 News The state of Michigan currently charges a six percent sales tax on recreational marijuana along with a ten percent excise tax. Barton Morris with Cannabis Legal Group gave us a closer look at how those taxes break down.
▸ Cannabis Legal Group CEO Talks Roadside Cannabis Testing November 24th, 2019 | MI TechNews Barton Morris, CEO of the Cannabis Legal Group, explains what drivers should do should they getted stopped by police for possible Cannabis intoxication.
▸ Potential $1.7 billion adult-use cannabis market in Michigan gears up for Dec. 1 launch November 18th, 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily As of Nov. 8, 1,393 cities, villages and townships – or 78.5% of the state’s total of 1,773 – had opted out of the rec market. But Barton Morris, principal attorney of the Cannabis Legal Group in Michigan, said many are just taking their time to decide how many facilities to permit. Within five years, he said, “I think half (of all townships, villages and cities) will permit it.” And that, Morris said, will be enough to generate a robust market.
▸ Social Cannabis Bars Coming to Michigan? (VIDEO) November 12th, 2019 | WDIV Local 4 Have you heard about social cannabis consumption bars? They could open as early as Dec. 1st, 2019. The Cannabis Legal Group is working to bring these unique social places across Metro Detroit and the State of Michigan.
▸ Expunging marijuana convictions would be easy under new Michigan bill October 17th, 2019 | Detroit Metro Times One of the leading advocates for expunging pot-related offense, Barton Morris, says he’s happy the bill includes expungement for some felonies. “There are people who were operating dispensaries and ended up getting convicted. There are people currently serving probation, jail, and prison sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related convictions.”
▸ Controversy continues over medical marijuana dispensaries licensing process in Warren October 8th, 2019 | WDIV Local 4 A long legal battle in Warren over medical marijuana appears to be over after a judge awarded 15 dispensaries licenses to operate in the city. “You had members make the score and vote on it with the majority to have the final decision,” Travis Copenhaver with the Cannabis Legal Group said.
▸ Detroit looks to the future of weed with ‘cannabis bars’ October 1st, 2019 | Windsor Star While residents of the state have capitalized on the legal recreational cannabis change by opening dispensaries–many unlicensed–the Detroit lawyers want to vie for the title of Michigan’s cannabis capital by allowing consumption sites, or “cannabis bars,” to open in the city.
▸ Will Detroit have marijuana bars? Local attorney believes so September 29, 2019 | Local 4 News A local law firm says the concept is simple. The firm wants to have places where people can go smoke marijuana, and it says Detroit is a great launching pad for that.
▸ Recreational ‘Pot Bars’ In Detroit? Expect To Find Them In 2020, Attorney Says September 27, 2019 | WWJ Newsradio 950 Expect to be able to walk into a bar in Detroit, about year from now, to hang out and enjoy some recreational marijuana. That’s according to attorney Barton Morris of the Cannabis Legal Group, who held a “Cannabusiness Seminar” Friday at the TCF Center for people who want to learn all about pot shop and “pot bar” possibilities in Michigan.
▸ This law firm is offering assistance with expungement for pot-related misdemeanors September 24, 2019 | Channel 7 WXYZ Cannabis Legal Group is offering to assist men and women who have been convicted of cannabis-related misdemeanors have their records expunged.
▸ Cannabis Legal Group helps Michigan residents with securing expungements September 23, 2019 | WILX-10 The Cannabis Legal Group is looking to help assist men and women who have been convicted of cannabis-related misdemeanors have their criminal records expunged, according to a press release.
▸ Cannabis Legal Group Helping Residents with Expungements during National Expungement Week September 23, 2019 | Michigan Chronicle Cannabis Legal Group wants to assist men and women who have been convicted of cannabis-related misdemeanors have their criminal records expunged. As part of National Expungement Week 2019, Cannabis Legal Group, along with the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association, will be participating at 3 expungement clinics in Detroit, Lansing, and Pontiac.
▸ Legal group offering clinics on clearing marijuana convictions from criminal records September 18, 2019 | Southgate News-Herald Do you have a conviction for a marijuana-related misdemeanor offense that you’d like to get removed from your record? Learn how that can happen by attending an expungement clinic next week in Pontiac, Detroit or Lansing, courtesy of a Royal Oak-based law firm.
▸ Lawyers offer help with record expungement for marijuana crimes September 18, 2019 | mLive A law firm is offering to help people expunge their records of marijuana crimes at three clinics in Detroit, Lansing and Pontiac. The Cannabis Legal Group, a Royal-Oak based law firm, and the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association are hosting the expungement clinics.
▸ Michigan closer to expunging low-level marijuana crimes, but it won’t be automatic September 14, 2019 | WWJ Newsradio 950 Barton Morris discusses the new legislative expungement bill and National Expungement Week 2019 on WWJ Newsradio 950.
▸ Michigan closer to expunging low-level marijuana crimes, but it won’t be automatic September 10, 2019 | Detroit Metro Times More than 225,000 Michigan residents convicted of low-level marijuana crimes may soon be eligible to have their records cleared due to a bill set to introduce this week in the senate. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Cannabis Legal Group principal attorney Barton Morris.
▸ FBI scrutiny of corruption in US cannabis industry welcomed by some, scorned by others August 22, 2019 | MJBiz Daily It’s not just Western states that have decentralized regulatory structures that increase the potential for corruption. Barton Morris, principal attorney of the Cannabis Legal Group in Michigan, cited that state’s medical marijuana industry as another example.
▸ How can I get an expungement for a cannabis-related offense in Michigan? July 31, 2019 | Common Citizen Barton Morris is the founder and principal attorney at Cannabis Legal Group, a Detroit-based law firm specializing in marijuana-related legal issues. He’s appalled that the people of Michigan are still suffering the consequences for cannabis-related convictions.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 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.
▸ 1A Across America: Who Benefits When States Legalize Recreational Marijuana? May 30th, 2019 | WAMU 88.5 (NPR)
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.
▸ Now that weed is legal in Michigan, our leaders need to deal with it May 22nd, 2019 | Detroit Metro Times
Morris, who’s defended folks accused of marijuana offenses for the past 20 years, supports developing the marijuana industry.
▸ State police to tackle Michigan’s booming marijuana black market May 15th, 2019 | Detroit Metro Times
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.
▸ Michigan attorney general pushes for progress on marijuana banking May 9th, 2019 | MLive
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.
▸ Marijuana workgroup created within Attorney General’s office May 7th, 2019 | MSNBC 25 News
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.
▸ Who’s smokin’? Marijuana citations drastically down since Proposal 1 went into effect Apr. 30th, 2019 | Hometown Life
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.
▸ Cannabis attorney to talk licensing in Chesterfield Township Apr. 22nd, 2019 | The Voice
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.
▸ Barton Morris: “Spotlight on the News” Apr. 14th, 2019 | WXYZ Channel 7
Barton Morris on growing Michigan’s cannabis industry.
▸ 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 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.
▸ 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.
▸ Officials order metro Detroit businesses to pull CBD-infused food, drinks off menus
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.
▸ Oakland County to get its ‘first licensed marijuana dispensary’ 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.
▸ Marijuana businesses banned in more than 250 Michigan communities Jan. 31st, 2019 | M Live
Cities and townships have to create specific laws governing marijuana licenses and ordinances, Morris said.
▸ Hundreds of Michigan Communities Ban Marijuana Businesses 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.
▸ ‘Gray market’ marijuana businesses sprout in Michigan 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.”
▸ Gift of pot? Marijuana businesses work in Michigan law’s gray area 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.
▸ Dozens of MI medical cannabis dispensaries close; thousands in sales lost 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.
▸ More than 70 medical marijuana dispensaries shut down over state licensing 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.
▸ As Michiganders smoke legal pot, some await legal news on their futureDec. 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.
▸ PUFF, PUFF, PASSED | Recreational marijuana officially legal in Michigan today Dec. 6th, 2018 | ABC 13
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 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.
▸ 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 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 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.
▸ Marijuana dispensary to expand into southwest Detroit Oct. 26th, 2018 | The Detroit News
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 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.”
▸ Here’s what marijuana legalization could mean for Michigan
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 Oct. 24th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7On 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 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 …
▸ 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.
▸ 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..
▸ 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…
▸ Medical marijuana patients claim Troy ordinance violates privacy rights June 5th, 2018 | WXYZ Channel 7
▸ 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 Felony 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.”
▸ 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.
▸ Medical marijuana enforcement hazy as state forms rules November 20, 2017 | The Detroit 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.
▸ 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 …
▸ 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.
▸ Barton Morris Discusses Current Marijuana Legislation, and Proper Business Practices June 14, 2016 | The Todd L. Levvit Law Show Michigan attorney and founder of Cannabis Legal Group, Barton Morris, joins the show for an entire hour! Mr. Morris provides listeners with detailed information regarding current marijuana legislation, and proper business practices. Topics include business licensing, regulatory compliance, cannabis business consulting, and land use contracts.