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  1. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that will automatically clear certain criminal convictions from public view in Michigan while also making more people eligible for expungement through the application process. The changes are expected to help Michigan citizens by removing a barrier to employment, housing and other opportunities after people have rehabilitated themselves. Under the automatic record-clearing law Misdemeanors will be expunged seven years after sentencing. Felonies will be cleared 10 years after sentencing or the person’s release from incarceration, whichever c
  2. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency has issued and advisory that they will begin accepting applications from any applicant for Adult Recreational Use licensing in March 2021 instead of the November 2021 date. Get Prequalified and Licensed – The Time is Now! Call Our Office Komorn Law 248-357-2550 Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Bulletin Licensure Eligibility Under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) To minimize the illegal market for marijuana in this state, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will begin accepting appl
  3. End of Phase Out Process that was announced in March 2020 The phase out process for caregiver product ends on September 30, 2020. A licensee who accepts an external transfer after September 30, 2020 will be subject to disciplinary action by the MRA. MARIJUANA REGULATORY AGENCY RELEASE March 2, 2020 – Today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced a phase-out process for the transfer of marijuana and marijuana products into the regulated market from caregivers. The phase-out process begins immediately and ends on September 30, 2020 with a final termination of all externa
  4. Michigan residents with past criminal convictions could soon have more ways to clear their records or automatically get their records expunged after a period of time for certain offenses. “Clean Slate” legislation designed to simplify and expand expungement options for people who have gone several years without committing another offense passed the Michigan Senate with wide bipartisan support Wednesday. The main bills in the package passed the House last November and will be returned to the House for final approval of Senate changes – then goes to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for consideration.
  5. Our client was charged with 5 year felony-carrying a concealed weapon. Here’s the law they were charged with… MCL750.227 Concealed weapons; carrying; penalty. Sec. 227. (1) A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon, except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the p
  6. Introduced Senate Bill 1095 Definition of plants a marihuana microbusiness is allowed to grow Sponsor Jon Bumstead (district 34) Categories Marihuana: other; Marihuana: other; definition of plants a marihuana microbusiness is allowed to grow; modify. Amends sec. 3 of 2018 IL 1 (MCL 333.27953). Read The Proposed Bill Senate Bill 1095 PDF or Below SENATE BILL NO. 1095 September 10, 2020, Introduced by Senator BUMSTEAD and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.A bill to amend 2018 IL 1, entitled “Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act,”
  7. Here are some links to news stories about various spotlight cases Komorn Law has been involved in over the years. There are many that can not be posted due to various reasons. Some we are still engaged in because Attorney Michael Komorn does not fold easily…Enjoy Cannabis advocates sue to remove marijuana from controlled substances list in MichiganCharges dropped against 6 in $1M marijuana raid in DetroitHow a sex toy put national spotlight on Michigan civil asset forfeiture laws targeted for reformMarijuana business owners say they’re being robbed by policeSuccessful Section 8 MMMA Defens
  8. The IRS has a web page for marijuana business owners to pay their taxes. But first… CCE in Michigan Marijuana is still a controlled substance schedule 1 in Michigan even though the people voted to legalize it. There is a reason for that some will learn soon enough. Anyhow… The State and the IRS have conspired and Joined the CCE to take their cut. A CCE in Michigan is a 20 year felony. If you’ve ever been threatened by a prosecutor for a CCE don’t be mad… it is what it is…right…? The times they are a changing…right? But wait there’s more… prosecutors have to throw rack
  9. Social Equity Plans Pursuant to Rule 4 (16) of the Marijuana Licenses Rule Set (R 420.4(16)), an applicant seeking licensure under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA) shall provide a social equity plan detailing a plan to promote and encourage participation in the marijuana industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement and to positively impact those communities. This bulletin is issued to provide applicants with guidance on what they should consider when developing and implementing the s
  10. The Social Equity Program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by people who live in the 184 Michigan communities which have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement: Allegan: Fennville, Lee Township Arenac: Alger, Sterling Barry: Nashville Bay: Bay City, Midland, Pinconning Berrien: Benton Harbor, Berrien Spring, Coloma, Eau Claire, Niles, Oronoko Township, Sodus Township, Watervliet Branch: Bronson, Butler Township, Coldwater, Gilead Township
  11. Initiated Law 1 of 2008 AN INITIATION of Legislation to allow under state law the medical use of marihuana; to provide protections for the medical use of marihuana; to provide for a system of registry identification cards for qualifying patients and primary caregivers; to impose a fee for registry application and renewal; to make an appropriation; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for the administration of this act; to provide for enforcement of this act; to provide for affirmative defenses; and to provide for penalties for violations of this act. History: 2008, Ini
  12. As required by Section 603 (read below) of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), the amount of the regulatory assessment fee for licensed medical marijuana facilities are determined annually. The fees have to be paid by those approved for a license by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) before being issued or renewal. The MRA issues renewals and licenses and the regulatory costs are now distributed amongst more contributors into the regulatory fund. The MRA bulletin can be read below or viewed here MRA – ADVISORY BULLETIN August 17, 2020 Medical Ma
  13. SUMMARY: The purpose of this interim final rule is to codify in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations the statutory amendments to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) made by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (AIA), regarding the scope of regulatory controls over marihuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, and other marihuana-related constituents. This interim final rule merely conforms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments to the CSA that have already taken effect, and it does not add additional requirements to the regulations. Farm Bill / DEA Rules In August 2020
  14. Current as of 7-28-20 House: Adjourned until Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM Senate: Adjourned until Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM Here is a list of some current bills introduced or passed in the legislative abyss for 2019-2020 so far. DocumentTypeDescriptionSB 0203 of 2019 (PA 3 of 2019)Senate BillMedical marihuana: licenses; definition of applicant; modify. Amends sec. 102 of 2016 PA 281 (MCL 333.27102). Last Action: 04/17/2019 – ASSIGNED PA 0003’19 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECTHB 4127 of 2019 (PA 32 of 2020)House BillMedical marihuana; other; requirement for health warning
  15. This registered nurse stood to lose their livelihood or were going to be quietly forced into rehabilitation. Who Knew? Who knew that LARA was punishing Registered Nurses merely because they are a medical cannabis patient? Who knew that the same government agency (LARA) that regulates the licensing of the Physician (who recommended the use of medical cannabis,) and also regulates the licensing of Registered Nurses, punish those same Licensed Registered Nurses (by suspending and or attempting to revoke their Nursing Licenses) merely for following the medical advice and proscribed me
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