In a recent decision out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States v. Gray, the odor of marijuana in a motor vehicle could provide the probable cause necessary for a warrantless search in a state that has legalized adult use of marijuana. More states across the Country are leaning toward this type of…
Similar to microbreweries for the production and sale of alcohol, marihuana microbusinesses are independently owned businesses that grow, process and retail sale their craft goods to those 21 years of age or older. Although limitations exist on production quantity and outlet ability, marihuana microbusinesses are well poised to compete in Michigan’s recreational landscape. The Michigan Regulation…
The Michigan Impaired Driving Safety Commission was created and given the task of conducting research in order to recommend a scientifically supported threshold of △9-THC. This threshold, much like the .08 blood alcohol level threshold, would indicate to Michigan police whether or not a cannabis user is considered impaired while driving. Similar studies have been…
The 48th Annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash festival took place April 6, 2019 and was an overwhelming success in the eyes of City Council Members. Big names in Michigan politics attended and spoke at the event. To kick off the rally a recorded message from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was played, expressing pride that recreational marijuana has…
The State of Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)recently announced a pilot program for industrial hemp.  This new program comes after President Trump signed the 2018 Federal Farm Bill into law which provided a framework for the states to create and regulate  hemp industries.  Michigan’s hemp pilot program is great news for those…
On March 21, 2019 the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation (BMR) released an advisory bulletin regarding intellectual property now allowing licensed facilities to use another company’s brands or recipes. Michigan medical marijuana licensed facilities can now enter into licensing and royalty agreements based on the number of units sold. The BMR will require a copy of…
The Michigan Impaired Driving Safety Commission was created and given the task of conducting research in order to recommend a scientifically supported threshold of △9-THC. This threshold, much like the .08 blood alcohol level threshold, would indicate to Michigan police whether or not a cannabis user is considered impaired while driving. Similar studies have been…
If you have ever spoken to Cannabis Lawyer Dana one on one, even going back to September 2017, then you know we have had our eye on the ball with respect to temporary licensing.  We have encouraged cities and counties around California to implement emergency based procedures to allow applicants waiting to be processed through…
We authored an article for Mg Magazine over the weekend that you can find here that provides analysis of some of the newly revised regulations released by the three agencies last Friday.   The common theme throughout the BCC revised regulations is increased disclosure and closing the loopholes that have allowed individuals to share in profits of licensed…
The United States is a party to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, which states that a member state (like the U.S.A.) may contribute information regarding a banned substance, such as cannabis and its cannabinoids, to the UN Secretary General to allow the WHO to reconsider its previous position on the substance.  There are 16 substances…