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Lessons Learned From the Biggest Cannabis Recall Ever

Lance Boldrey and John Fraser co-authored the Marijuana Venture article, "Lessons Learned From the Biggest Cannabis Recall Ever." In the article, Boldrey and Fraser examined Michigan's cannabis recall…

Blog Posts 19 results


Finally, Federal Cannabis Banking Reform?!?!

As readers of this blog and the cannabis industry are aware, the conflict between state and federal law on the issue of cannabis is a constant source of tension, struggle, and frustration for the…


Michigan Court of Appeals Orders Placement of Cannabis-Related City Charter Amendment on November 2023 Ballot

In a significant decision for cannabis advocates and the cannabis industry, on September 1, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an opinion directing the placement of a cannabis-related charter…


Supreme Court Ruling on Bankruptcy Code May Have Far-Reaching Implications for Tribal Business Arrangements

On June 15, 2023, the Supreme Court held that the Bankruptcy Code unambiguously abrogates the sovereign immunity of federally recognized Indian tribes. Therefore, tribes may not raise sovereign…

Legal Alerts 3 results


IRS Allows Reduction of Gross Receipts For State-Legal Cannabis Businesses

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) updated a marijuana industry frequently asked questions (“FAQ”) page that provides relief to state-legal cannabis businesses. The…


U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Contribution Limits

The United States Supreme Court today in a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts invalidated the federal law restriction that previously limited individuals to aggregate contributions to all…


Campaign Season Brings Donor Disclosure Challenges for Nonprofits

September 7, 2012 is an important date for nonprofit organizations to remember. As the campaign season gets into high gear, that date marks the start of the 60 days prior to the general election on…

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What happens if cannabis moves to a lower-risk drug tier?

A recent recommendation from U.S. health officials could move marijuana from a Schedule I substance to a Schedule III substance before the end of the year. Perhaps the largest impact of this move…


What does a cannabis lawyer do?

For episode 1 of A Higher Law, Lance and John answer the question they get at every dinner party they attend: what exactly does a cannabis lawyer… do? (way more than you probably think).

Press Mentions 35 results


Michigan marijuana sales likely to surpass $3 billion, helped by record-breaking July

Lance Boldrey was quoted extensively in the MLive article, "Michigan marijuana sales likely to surpass $3 billion, helped by record-breaking July." In the article, Boldrey points out that the State of…


Lance Boldrey Quoted in Crain's Detroit Business on Michigan Marijuana Industry Regulations

Lance Boldrey was quoted in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Regulators propose to strip licenses from cannabis companies that don't pay vendors."

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194 Dykema Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 and Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 194 of its attorneys, in multiple practice areas and markets, have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024 guide and the Best…


Legal 500 U.S. 2023 Ranks Dykema Among Nation’s Best in Two Automotive Categories, as Well as Cannabis and Native American Law

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation; Automotive Litigation; Cannabis; and Gaming and Native American Law practices are listed…


Dykema Earns 16 Practice Area Rankings and 29 Individual Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that it received 29 individual attorney rankings and 16 practice area rankings in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for…

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Cannabis and Tribal Governments

Lance Boldrey will give a presentation, “Cannabis and Tribal Governments,” at the 8th Annual Cannabis Law Conference on September 28-30, 2023, on Mackinac Island. Boldrey will explain opportunities,…


Lance Boldrey and John Janiszewski To Speak at State Bar of Michigan Cannabis Law Section's "Spring Training 2023"

Lance Boldrey and John Janiszewski will each speak at the State Bar of Michigan Cannabis Law Section's Spring Training 2023 event on April 20 in Ann Arbor. Boldrey will participate in the…


Boldrey and Fraser to Speak at 7th Annual Cannabis Law Conference

Lance Boldrey and John Fraser will each serve as featured presenters at the 7thAnnual Cannabis Law Conference, presented by the Cannabis Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Institute of…