As of June 3, 2019, New Jersey has 47,500 patients enrolled in its Medical Marijuana Program prompting the New Jersey Department of Health to announce that it is seeking new applicants to operate up to 108 additional medical marijuana Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs). Permits will be awarded to up to 38 in the northern region…
The lack of traditional financial services is the biggest problem the cannabis industry faces today. Without the ability to use banks, our annual $12 billion industry relies mostly upon cash transactions, which is a significant safety issue. Without access to institutional capital, the industry relies wholly upon private equity financing which: Eliminates many small business…
In 2019, almost anything we want can deliver to us in hours whether it’s food, groceries, wine, medications, pet supplies or diapers. Since today’s apps allow us to conveniently purchase an abundance of items from the comfort of our homes, medical marijuana is something that should be considered as well. Cannabis delivery licenses in Michigan…
Ever since the adoption of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) in 2008, an ongoing battle has brewed between caregivers and municipalities in Michigan. The issue? Whether marijuana caregivers who follow Michigan’s medical marijuana law must satisfy additional criteria under their local ordinances. Rights of caregivers vs. municipal authority Caregivers argue that state law is…
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…
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.…
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…
Cannabis Legal Group founder and principal attorney, Barton W. Morris, Jr. will serve as a panelist for NPR 1A and Michigan Radio’s panel, “Weed’s Legal … Now What?” 1A host Joshua Johnson will explore what happens now that voters legalized adult-use marijuana across Michigan. Additionally, the law requires a plan that addresses the damage done…
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…
Obtaining a medical marijuana business license is a long and thorough process. Therefore, it’s important to keep your eye on licensure. Congratulations, you’ve passed the finish line and you are a fully licensed cannabusiness! But what about after you’ve obtained your license? This is where we commonly see the wheels fall off the wagon and…