Government Law Section: Cutting Through the Haze—Local Marijuana Regulation Issues

When:  Feb 12, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

Location: Zoom Seminar
Cost: $20

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Registration closes February 12, 2021

Join us to consider some aspects of marijuana regulation that specifically impact Michigan townships, cities, and villages. Opening with an update on the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency by MRA Director Andrew Brisbo, the topic sessions will focus on zoning, construction code, and nuisance concerns involving caregiver grow operations, especially in residential areas, and then will examine the legal and procedural issues of adult-use/recreational initiative petitions. This session is being held in lieu of the in-person GLS Winter Seminar.


9:10–9:40 a.m.—MRA Update

  • Andrew Brisbo, MRA Director

9:45–10:45 a.m.—Zoning, Construction Code, and Nuisance Concerns of Caregiver Grow Operations (including Q&A):

  • Mike Fisher, Chief Assistant City Attorney, City of Livonia Law Department
  • Matthew Kuschel, Attorney, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
  • Lauren Trible-Laucht, City Attorney, City of Traverse City
  • Matthew Zalewski, Attorney, Rosati Schultz Joppich Amtsbuechler

10:50–11:50 a.m.—Marijuana Initiative Petitions (including Q&A):

  • John Dolan, Attorney, York, Dolan & Tomlinson
  • Catherine Kaufman, Attorney/Planner, Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman
  • Emily Palacios, Attorney, Miller Canfield

11:50 a.m.–Noon—General Q&A