Cheyenne L. Benyi


Cheyenne Benyi is an associate located in Dykema's Lansing office. Her practice focuses primarily on cannabis law and general civil matters.
Cheyenne understands the intricacies of the local and state laws governing Michigan cannabusinesses and has helped many clients in successfully obtaining the proper licensing with the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. As a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Cannabis Law Section, Cheyenne also serves on the Legislative Reform Committee, which will serve to identify key issues in combining the MMFLA into the MRTMA and will prepare a formal report and recommendation for amendments to the Legislature once a proposed bill has been formally introduced.

Cheyenne earned her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Anthropology. As a through and through Spartan, Cheyenne earned her juris doctor and graduated from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Cheyenne gained a variety of experience in the legal field working as a legislative intern for the Michigan State Senate and a legal intern at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan. She also worked as a volunteer for the National Lawyers Guild on the Mass Incarceration Committee where she assisted prisoners in legal research and understanding their rights.

    • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2019
    • Michigan State University, B.S., Criminal Justice and Anthropology, 2016
  • Bar Admissions

    • Michigan
    • Cannabis Law Section Council Member, State Bar of Michigan, 2021-Present


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