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Regulatory Compliance

Cannabis Counsel attorneys have years of experience in regulatory compliance and administrative law.  By keeping you compliant we set you up for smooth renewals.  The law firm combines training you and your employees, together with checklists and process advice to ensure full regulatory compliance.  


Being a highly regulated industry requires that the business remain on top of numerous regulations restricting how it advertises, packages, labels, transports, receives, gets products tested, and how every transaction and change of form of the marijuana product gets entered into the state wide monitoring system and how third party software interfaces with it.  Cannabis Counsel helps you draft and execute plans specific required plans which must be filed with facility license applications requiring certain elements and drawings.


The firm helps you prepare for and attends final inspections by the various state and local agencies involved.  

Protect Your Rights in Michigan Medical Marijuana Cases Cannabis Counsel is here to help patients and caregivers registered under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

  • Are you a patient or a caregiver under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, and your recent arrest for marijuana possession, manufacturing, delivery, or impaired driving was not entirely “by the book”?

  • Were you subjected to drug testing techniques that you feel compromised your rights?

  • Do your medical needs require marijuana for the pain relief you sorely need?

  • Was your consent to search and seizure coerced?


The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) in Section 2 finds and declares that:

  • Modern medical research has discovered beneficial uses for marijuana;

  • About 99 of every 100 marijuana arrests in the US are under state law and so changing state law should protect from arrest the vast majority of seriously ill people who have a medical need to use marijuana;

  • Michigan enacted the MMMA for the health and welfare of its citizens.


MMMA Section 3(e)’s definition of “medical use” includes “internal possession,” meaning patients cannot be convicted for the mere presence of active THC in their blood while driving if there is no evidence that the patient is driving while “under the influence.”

MMMA Section 4(a) states that a qualifying patient “shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege… for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with this act.”

MMMA Section 8 provides an affirmative defense as a separate and distinct defense from section 4.

Perhaps most importantly, the superiority clause of Section 7(e) states that “[a]ll other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act do not apply to the medical use of marijuana as provided for by this act.”

Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. provides criminal defense lawyers who specialize in representing patients and caregivers under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.  The attorneys provide legal advice and services that fully and realistically inform you of your legal options under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

When Cannabis Counsel can be of service, shielding you from both prosecution and persecution, contact our Detroit law firm for an initial consultation.

Call today: 313-446-2235

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