Canna-Biz Blog

Our History

In 2009, our founder started Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan in response to a demand for guidance in the then-nascent Michigan medical marihuana industry.  At a time when the state was still struggling with its role and the only advice was from criminal defense attorneys, CAM found its footing educating caregivers and patients on their rights…
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Marijuana attorney predicts new Michigan pot law will pass in 2018

Will marijuana get on the next statewide ballot — or will efforts to legalize it go up in smoke, again? There’s a nationwide movement to legalize cannabis, leaving some to question if it could come to Michigan. American voters largely said yes to loosening marijuana laws in several states on Tuesday. Among them, California and…
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Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

By: Nickolas Galendez What is one of the most important things you can do if you are thinking about applying for a license under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act? The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”), signed by Governor Snyder on September 21, 2016, creates five different types of commercial medical marihuana licenses: Grower…
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ef·fi·ca·cy

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine “Efficacy” \?e-fi-k?-s?\ noun: The power to produce a desired result or effect. This has to be one of our world’s greatest words. We get up most mornings with a list of tasks to get through, but it is the days when we wake up filled with a sense of…
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Dropping Dirty Practices

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine In March 2013, the Ingham County Circuit Court found that a qualifying, registered medical cannabis patient fired for a positive drug test should not be disqualified from unemployment benefits.  But don’t tell that to the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Michigan’s UIA, refusing to be bound by the trial court,…
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The Future of Medibles in Michigan

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine On June 11, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court denied  Carruthers’ application for leave to appeal the July 2013 People v. Carruthers appellate court decision which removed MMMA protections for non-smokable forms of cannabis and clarified the MMMA’s definition of “usable”. As of now, medibles and oils remain illegal and,…
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This One’s Hard to Stomach

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine Michigan Court of Appeals: Edibles are not a form of medical cannabis For the second time this year, Michigan courts have sucker-punched the medical cannabis community, criminalizing food products containing resin extracts overnight and giving prosecutors the go-ahead to weigh medibles in their entirety when considering charges and penalties.…
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