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Cultivating Cannabusiness Success

100% Licensing Success Rate in the State of Michigan

Stay secure and stay ahead with a legal team that knows the cannabis marketplace. Our legal team can give you all the facts, such as the cost of growing one gram of cannabis is roughly $3 on average. Anyway, that’s besides the point… Back to the legal side.

We help marijuana businesses lay the groundwork for long-term security and success.

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Client Testimonials

We’d like to take a moment to thank you for the excellent level of work in the items that you submitted – your application was among the best that we have received. It was well-organized, thorough, and easy to review.

City of Grand Rapids

My brother has retained this firm to help with the state application process. Very knowledgeable, always available, and exceptionally professional without being dismissive.

Brock K.

This firm is definitely five star and I highly recommend them. We definitely feel better navigating the legal waters now. Don’t guess on where you’re going in this business, get a firm that can help you make the right choices so you can run a top notch operation.

Matt R.

Great firm with the skills, knowledge, and insight to help clients succeed in a complicated and regulated medical cannabis industry.

Dwight C.

Very helpful and took the time to answer the questions that I had for them.

Ross K.

This group is the best. Must call them if you’re getting into the cannabusiness.

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Adult-Use Marijuana Applications Are Now Being Accepted

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Today on Nov. 1st, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting adult-use applications for marijuana licensing under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). This was passed by the voters of the [...]

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• Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act Licensing
Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Act Licensing
Detroit Medical Marijuana Caregiver Center Licensing
Municipal Representation
Cannabusiness Consulting
Property Zoning, Permits, Land Use
Business and Operational Planning
Regulatory Compliance
Corporate Formation
Contracts, Business Licensing and Formation
Brand Development, Web & Graphic Design
In House Cannabis Specialty Accounting & Book Keeping Services

Caregiver Compliance Book

Caregiver Compliance and Risk Management Program Book

An extensive guide, written by our experienced cannabis lawyers specifically for Michigan Medical Marijuana Act caregivers. This incredibly resourceful manual of 80 pages includes all of the forms, procedures, and explanations necessary to implement a caregiver compliance and risk management program.

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Legal Team

Experienced Michigan Marijuana Attorneys

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Barton Morris

Principal & Founder

  • Department of the Attorney General Dana Nessel Marijuana Legal Workgroup

  • Council Member Marijuana Law Section State Bar Michigan 2015-2019

  • American Chemical Society Forensic Lawyer Scientist
  • National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) State Regulations Committee (SRC), 2018-2019

  • Super Lawyer 2014-2018

  • DBusiness Magazine’s Face of Cannabis Law, 2016-2018

  • Marijuana Law Section Board Member

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Travis Copenhaver

Senior Associate Attorney

  • Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) Stakeholder Workgroup
  • Marijuana Law Section Member

  • Intellectual Property Law Section Member

  • MMFLA License Acquisition

  • Municipal and State Compliance

  • Business Entity Formation

  • Brand Management and Trademark Services

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Nick Galendez

Nickolas Galendez

Associate Attorney

  • MMFLA License Acquisition

  • Municipal and State Compliance

  • Land Use, Zoning, & Property

  • Civil Litigation/Appeals

  • Marijuana Law Section Member

  • Corporate Governance Documents

  • Business Entity Formation

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The Cannabis Legal Group (CLG) provides first class legal and Certified Public Accounting services to the marijuana industry in Michigan. The firm has received a high reputation as the most well known and trusted source for information and counsel. CLG exclusively works with, and is of counsel to, the most successful and well known national cannabis business and licensing law firm Vicente Sederberg, LLP of Colorado.

CLG has been the most prominent and well known cannabis firm in the state for a number of reasons. They have held a dozen successful cannabis business seminars since 2016 teaching how to best enter this rapidly, fast growing industry. The firm’s three attorney team continuously write in depth articles on every facet of the marijuana industry. In addition to the writings and research, they record a weekly live broadcast (featured on Facebook and YouTube) called Cannabusiness Live, which is viewed by hundreds of people every week.

The Cannabis Legal Group provides expert business and licensing services to the industry including; municipal lobbying, municipal and state application writing, a wide variety of corporate services including formation, drafting governing documents, buy-sell agreements, license, business and real estate acquisitions and cannabis facility compliance services.

The firm’s attorneys are relied upon by both the local and national news for commentary and analysis for a variety of cannabis related topics. They have been featured in both print and video news publications a number of times including the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Fox 2 – Let it Rip, WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit, and Detroit Public Radio. DBusiness Magazine has named the firm as the “Face of Cannabis Law” for 2016-2018. They have also named Founder Barton Morris the Top Cannabis Lawyer for Metro Detroit.

The Cannabis Legal Group has experience in representing both large multi-state operators as well as small businesses. CLG is the Michigan firm of choice in setting the path to success in Michigan’s Cannabis Industry.

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