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John Fraser Provides Cannabis Industry Insights to Michigan Municipalities

October 20, 2021

John Fraser, Michigan Team Leader of Dykema's Cannabis Practice, participated in the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) webinar, “MRA Municipal Marijuana Education 2021.”

The webinar is an all-encompassing educational resource for municipal government officials to facilitate access to the insights of experienced local attorneys, government officials, and other professionals based on their personal experience with crafting marijuana ordinances that are legally defensible, addressing the needs of the communities being served, and who are mindful of the political realities the city’s villages and townships in the state of Michigan.

The video is broken into six major sections that answer a variety of questions. Below is a guide to each section with links queued up to questions and answers.

Section 1: Developing a Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA)/Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) Ordinance

Section 2: Municipal Application & Renewal Fees

Section 3: Legal Challenges

Section 4: Tax Revenue

Section 5: Social Equity Component

Section 6: Ballot Measures