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July 2023

Cannabis Law Update: Second [Amendment] Edition

John Fraser co-authored the article, "Cannabis Law Update: Second [Amendment] Edition," which appeared in the July 2023 issue of the Ingham County Bar Association's Briefs publication.


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 14 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…


Cannabis is (Almost) Legal in Minnesota: Here’s What You Need to Know

After advancing through 13 committees and narrowly winning a 34-33 vote, Minnesota’s State Senate finally approved a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis on April 28th. But before it reaches the desk…

Podcasts 3 results


Here's the dirt on navigating the complex world of cannabis tax codes

Join us as we talk to Matthew Abbo and Andrew Dakki of DA Advisory Group on topics ranging from how to navigate Section 280e of the Internal Revenue Code, tips on structuring the ownership of a…


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).


Ya don't know what ya don't know: 5 misconceptions about cannabis compliance laws

From dealing with hazardous materials in the workplace to complying with ever-changing environmental standards, cannabis growers and processors have a multitude of items to keep track of on any given…

Press Mentions 9 results


John Fraser Comments on Proposed Marijuana Rule Changes in Detroit Free Press

John Fraser was quoted in the Detroit Free Press Article, "Cannabis industry stakeholders share their thoughts on proposed marijuana rule changes."


John Fraser Quoted in MJBizDaily

John Fraser was quoted in the MJBizDaily article, "States act to deny licenses for cannabis companies with debt woes." 


John Fraser's Representation of Cannabis Client Mentioned in Greenville Daily News

John Fraser's representation of cannabis client mentioned in Greenville Daily News article, "Greenville Council OKs medical marijuana biz."

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46 Dykema Attorneys Named to 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 25 of its attorneys from the firm’s Michigan offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2023 Super Lawyers list by Michigan…


John Fraser Named a 2023 "Rising Star" by Law360 for Cannabis Law

Dykema is proud to announce that John Fraser, Michigan Team Leader of Dykema’s Cannabis group, was named a 2023 "Rising Star" by Law360 in the Cannabis Rising Star category. Fraser will be profiled in…


Dykema’s Cannabis Group Named “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that its Cannabis Industry Group was recognized as a “Practice Group of the Year” in Cannabis Law for 2022 by Law360. Dykema is one of only three firms…

Speaking Engagements 6 results


Investing in Michigan Cannabis

John Fraser will join a panel discussion, “Investing in Michigan Cannabis,” at the Michigan Cannabis Business Summit on Sept. 6, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan. Fraser and the other panelists will do a…


Michigan Marijuana Industry Updates: Trends and Predictions for 2023

John Fraser and Sam Kilberg provided an update on the latest developments in the Michigan marijuana industry for the Ingham County Bar Association on Friday, April 28.


John Fraser to Speak at Stockton University's Cannabis Curriculum Convening

John Fraser will serve as a featured presenter at the Stockton University Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative's "Cannabis Curriculum Convening."

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John Fraser Participated in ICLE Community Webinar on Current Marijuana Law

John Fraser participated in an ICLE Community virtual panel on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. In the webinar, Fraser discussed current issues in marijuana law, including case updates, supply…