Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) Archives | Shyler Engel, PLLC

September 13, 20170

Along with Matt Abel of Cannabis Counsel and Denise Pollicella of Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan, I will be presenting at the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar’s presentation on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act on September 29, 2017 at the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Bar Conference. This event will be attended by attorneys from across the legal profession seeking discussion on the implementation of the MMFLA by LARA, questions regarding the Licensing Board, and the general expected impact on caregivers and patients. More about the event here: Please note: This event is meant for members of the State Bar.

May 2, 20170
I will be presenting with attorneys Daniel Grow and Robert Hendricks at two upcoming business conferences hosted by the National Business Institute, an organization focusing on continuing education for business lawyers. Attendees with some legal training will benefit most from this event. Join us in Ann Arbor on June 22, 2017 or in Lansing on June 27, 2017. The agenda is as follows:
  1. Federal Responses to Michigan Marijuana Law 9:00 – 9:45, Daniel W. Grow
    1. Current Federal Enforcement Priorities
    2. Federal Memos and Contradictory Messages
    3. Possible Legal Consequences to Cannabis Consumers Under Federal Law
      1. Gun Control Act of 1968
      2. Federal Housing Assistance
    4. State Agencies and Federal Funding
    5. Preemption and the Controlled Substance Act
  2. Banking and Financing for the Marijuana Industry 9:45 – 10:30, Robert A. Hendricks
    1. Federal Rules and Regulations Affecting Financing
      1. Controlled Substance Act
      2. Bank Secrecy Act
      3. 18 USC §1956
    2. Interpreting the Latest FinCEN and Justice Department Guidance
    3. Lender Due Diligence with Cannabis Businesses
    4. Bank Forensic Audits of Businesses: Determining the Source of Funds
    5. Getting the Loan: Providing Transparency to Lenders
  3. Marijuana Businesses Law in Michigan 10:45 – 11:45, Robert A. Hendricks
    1. Powers of State Regulatory Agencies
    2. Business Types Allowed
    3. Marketing Restrictions
    4. Zoning Requirements
    5. Employment Rules and Restrictions for Cannabis Businesses
    6. Negotiating Third-Party Agreements with Cultivators, Managers, Etc.
    7. Premises Security Regulation Compliance
    8. Preparing for State Regulatory Agency Inspections
  4. Obtaining a Michigan Cannabis Business License 12:45 – 1:30, Shyler C. Engel
    1. Application Procedures: Avoiding Mistakes
    2. Grounds for License Refusal
    3. License Renewals
    4. License Transfers
    5. Appealing Application Denials
  5. Legal Best Practices for Marijuana Product Packaging and Testing 1:30 – 2:15, Shyler C. Engel
    1. Labeling Rules: Product Dosage, Etc.
    2. Packaging Restrictions: Appearance, Child-Proofing and Other Issues
    3. Obtaining Trademarks
    4. Ensuring Proper Food Safety Procedures for Edibles
    5. Product Testing and Third-Party Testing Laboratories
    6. Avoiding Product Liability Pitfalls
    7. Cannabis Disposal Protocols
  6. Michigan Marijuana Taxation: The Latest Rules 2:30 – 3:30, Timothy J. McGraw
    1. State and Local Taxation Protocols for Marijuana Businesses
    2. Federal Tax Issues
      1. IRC §280E – Deduction of Business Expense
      2. Cash Payments
      3. Other Emerging Issues
    3. Business Strategies to Overcome Taxation Difficulties
    4. Current Tax Updates
  7. Ethics 3:30 – 4:30, Daniel W. Grow
    1. Marijuana and Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Duty to Pursue Justice
    3. Attorney Use of Cannabis Products
    4. Attorney Ownership of Cannabis Businesses