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Speaking Engagements 2018

Attorney Thomas MJ Lavigne spoke at the National Business Institute on A Comprehensive Overview of Medical Marijuana Legal Issues:  Medical marijuana creates numerous opportunities for investors, business owners, healthcare providers and patients with qualifying conditions. It also creates a myriad of potential legal problems for those who misinterpret state law and fail to take into account the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. It is essential that attorneys advising medical marijuana businesses, patients and healthcare providers have a firm understanding of state and federal laws, as well as business licensing procedures, taxation difficulties, financing pitfalls and more. Confidently navigate the many intricacies of medical marijuana law – register today!  Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Ann Abor and Friday, June 22, 2018 in Grand Rapids, from 9:00am to 4:30 PM both days.  For more information and cost: 


Attorney Matthew Abel spoke at the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business & Public Policy Committee, speaking on latest marijuana legislation regarding Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 8-9:30am in the O’Reilly Rancilio law firm board room in the Sterling Town Center in Sterling Heights.


Attorney Thomas Lavigne spoke for the National Business Institute on Medical Marijuana Law in Michigan: “Business Licensing Difficulties, Lending Pitfalls, Taxation Hurdles, and More”, at the Holiday Inn and Suites University of Michigan, 3155 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI. 48108 on June 21st, 2018; and, Holiday Inn Grand Rapids – Airport, 3063 Lake Eastbrook, GR,, MI 49512 on June 22nd, 2018.


Attorney Matthew Abel spoke at Haberman for US Congress: Cocktails and Conversation, a networking event to discuss federal cannabis policy, congressional politics and meet Daniel Haberman.  All proceeds contributed to Haberman for US Congress.  The Elm Room Vinotecca, 210 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI. 48009 on March 1, 2018 at 6pm.  Open food and bar.


Attorney Thomas Lavigne spoke at the Institute for Paralegal Education NBI, Inc. on, ‘Medical Marijuana Law in Michigan’ in Ann Arbor on June 21st and in Grand Rapids on June 22nd, 2018. 


Attorney’s Matthew Abel and Thomas Lavigne spoke at the Cannabis Education Company on Friday, February 2, 5-8pm at Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. Law Firm.


Attorney Thomas Lavigne spoke at the 8th Annual THC Expo in Michigan on the Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing Act which takes place at 100 Marquette Drive, Detroit, MI. 48214 on March 16, 2018 through March 18, 2018 between 10am and 5pm.


Attorney Matthew Abel from from Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. Law Firm and organizer of MI-Legalize, spoke on the “Discussion of Marijuana Laws” to the South East Oakland Democratic Club, Madison Heights Fire Department, 31313 Brush St., Madison Heights, MI on 1/11/2018.

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