With the passage of Proposal 1 in last Tuesday’s midterm election, Michigan attorneys are gearing up for an influx of people interested in the business side of the budding marijuana industry.
The doors seem to have swung wide open for marijuana businesses in Michigan. The excitement is there. But is the legal advice?
Cities across Michigan soon will have to develop local regulations and tax codes for marijuana businesses. All of this forthcoming motion into a new, highly sought-after industry also means attorneys will be weeding through hundreds of calls from new, potential clients who are looking to navigate the legal landscape of it all.
Michigan is the 10th state to allow marijuana for recreational use, and there are 33 others that allow it for medical use, though federal law still forbids its sale, transportation and cultivation. This sort of federal/state disconnect proves difficult for attorneys looking to provide clients with legal advice.
Many are fielding questions that range from where to set up a marijuana shop to how to get a recreational license without a medical one (hint: you can’t). [Read more at Detroit Free Press]