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John W. Fraser

Medical Marijuana and Concealed Pistol Licenses: Risks to Consider

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the topics of medical marijuana and concealed pistol licenses (“CPL”). I get asked by folks all the time if they can obtain a medical marijuana patient card if they already have their CPL or […]

John W. Fraser

Medical Marijuana Use on Bond or Probation: Making the Case

I get asked by folks all the time whether they will be permitted to use medical marijuana while they are on probation or while they are on bond with a criminal matter pending. Many of these individuals have found that […]

John W. Fraser

Marijuana Law Update: Big Changes to Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

On January 26, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 10 of 2018, which amends the Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”) for the better. The MMFLA authorizes commercial enterprise of medical marijuana in Michigan that builds off […]

John W. Fraser

AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

On January 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued a memorandum that rescinded previous guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that had legalized some form of medical marijuana use. The prior federal guidance, […]

John W. Fraser

Cash Is King: LARA Clarifies Capitalization Requirements for Medical Marijuana Businesses

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will have to show fairly significant liquid capital assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. We previously covered  the comments from LARA’s Director of the Bureau of Medical […]

Mick S. Grewal Sr

Drugged Driving Crackdown: Michigan Police Officers to Begin Mouth Swabs in 5 Counties

Michigan is attempting to crackdown on drugged driving—those who drive under the influence of a controlled substance. In 2016, Michigan enacted a 1 year pilot program limited to use in 5 counties throughout the state. The pilot program is scheduled […]

John W. Fraser

Lansing Marijuana Referendum Has Officially Failed: City Council’s September 2017 Marijuana Facilities Ordinance to Stay in Full Effect

Lansing marijuana activists have failed in their efforts to secure a referendum on Lansing City Council’s September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance. The activist group known as “Let Lansing Vote” sought to repeal or secure a city-wide vote on Lansing City […]

John W. Fraser

Marijuana Referendum Fails (For Now): Lansing Medical Marijuana Ordinance Back in Effect

Marijuana laws seem to change in the blink of an eye. Earlier today, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced that the petition for a referendum on Lansing City Council’s September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance did not contain enough valid signatures. […]

John W. Fraser

Show Me The Money!: LARA Wants to See the Green Before Issuing Medical Marijuana Facility Licenses

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will likely have to show pretty significant liquid capital or cash assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. LARA’s Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew […]

David Mittleman

Mid-Michigan Communities Need Representation in Opioid Litigation

Mid-Michigan and the rest of the country have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. The President is set to declare a national emergency on the issue. Drug overdose deaths are currently the leading cause of death in the United States. […]