Michigan marijuana lawyer

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 [...]

Michigan Microbusinesses: All You Need to Know

2019-07-26T15:16:04-05:00July 19th, 2019|

Ever since the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) passed in November 2018, one of the most talked about opportunities in Michigan's upcoming adult-use market has been the microbusiness license.  For months, individuals and companies eager to apply for a microbusiness license wondered exactly what the requirements would be and what the application [...]

Market Your Cannabusiness on Social Media

2019-08-08T13:19:24-05:00May 22nd, 2019|

With the number of cannabusinesses exploding across the United States, it’s more important than ever to employ marketing in your business plan. Today, social media is one of the most vital and inexpensive tools at your disposal for your cannabusinesses’ marketing plan. However, before you jump on social media and start posting, there are a [...]

How Securities Law Affects Your Cannabusiness

2019-06-11T15:44:40-05:00May 20th, 2019|

When filing an application for a cannabusiness facility license from the state, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) requires a copy of the LLC’s Operating Agreement or corporation’s Bylaws. This is to review how the company is structured. Additionally, common practice in this industry is to place a disclaimer on the front page of the document [...]

New Policy for CBD and Hemp Trademark Registrations

2019-06-11T21:12:10-05:00May 17th, 2019|

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released Examination Guide 1-19. This guide serves as the USPTO’s new policy for reviewing products and services derived from industrial hemp. The Examination Guide clarifies the procedures used by the USPTO to examine marks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and services. [...]

The Role Cannabis Plays in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

2019-05-15T08:21:35-05:00May 15th, 2019|

More than 130 people die every day in the United States from the opioid crisis. The misuse and addiction to opioid medications such as prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, has more than doubled in the U.S. over the past decade. The problem hits home with Michigan residents. In 2017, there were [...]

Growing and Going Green for a Municipal License

2019-06-11T10:03:01-05:00May 10th, 2019|

Whether for medical or adult-use, the demand for legal cannabis is rapidly increasing. In Michigan, those who want to become a part of the cannabusiness industry need to gain both state and municipal licenses.  With so many entrepreneurs seeking a municipal license, it's important to submit a competitive and impressive application in order to stand [...]