Anyone operating in the world of medical marijuana will need the right attorney to work with them at some time or other. Legal compliance is vital and you can’t afford to cut any corners when dealing with this issue. When it comes to finding an attorney for your medical marihuana facility licensing needs, there are some traits and characteristics you should look for.
When you know what to look for, you’ll have a much better chance of finding the attorney that’s going to be right for you and who’s capable of offering you the legal representation you’re clearly in need of. We’re going to look at 7 of these things you should be looking out for, so read on now to find out more.
One of the most important aspects of running a marijuana business is ensuring you comply with the law. If you fall short and don’t correct with all the relevant laws that apply to your business, you’ll find yourself in trouble and dealing with things that you don’t really want to be dealing with. That’s why it’s so important to stay up to date with the various new laws and amendments to laws that are coming into effect.
We’re going to talk about the most recent changes to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, the Marihuana Tracking Act and other related amendments. That way, you can know for sure whether or not your business is fully compliant with these laws and make changes if necessary going forward.
It has emerged that some communities within Michigan are attempting to ban commercial marijuana facilities focused on supplying the drug for recreational abuse within the borders of their communities. This news comes within weeks of the state of Michigan approving laws that would allow marijuana to be cultivated and sold recreationally.
Michigan is a state that now allows certain types of marijuana businesses to operate and sell to customers. This includes both medical and recreational marijuana/cannabis facilities, opening up a whole world of opportunities for businesses to benefit and start selling the drug legally to a potentially very wide audience. If you’re interested in starting a marijuana business in Michigan, here’s how you’ll need to do it.
Recreational Cannabis Licenses
So, the voters have spoken and now recreational marihuana possession and use are going to be legal in Michigan (they’re not quite yet, as detailed in our blog Proposal One Passed! What’s Next? What’s Legal?). Keep in mind, the passage of Proposal One does not change the fact that cannabis is still consider a schedule one drug, and it is illegal to possess or use marihuana for any reason under Federal Law, and doing so could lead to Federal charges. While that is unlikely to happen, it is still a possibility, and everyone should be aware of it all the same. Starting December 6, 2018 (though it might be a few days sooner depending on when the vote is officially certified by the State), individuals twenty-one (21) and older can possess and use cannabis, as long as you stay within the requirements of the new statute. However, the real question for many business owners and investors has become, how do I get a commercial license in Michigan’s recreational cannabis industry? Much of that answer is still murky, but there are ways to ensure preparedness when entering the marketplace.