Michigan has undergone significant changes in the legalization of marijuana. With the passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act of 2016, and the ballot initiative for the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018 (the “recreational” law) business owners and entrepreneurs have gravitated towards the booming marijuana industry in Michigan.

With the passage of these state laws, combined with the local laws of individual municipalities, marijuana licensing is confusing and complex. That is where Mekani Orow Mekani Shallal & Hindo (“MOMSH”) can help with its extensive knowledge in the area. The lawyers at MOMSH have received state and local approval for a multitude of clients and continue to consult them with their day-to-day compliance questions.

Whether a small startup trying to find its niche in the industry, or an established entrepreneur looking to make a splash, we can advise clients on the type of license that fits their needs and capabilities. The firm’s managing partner, Joe Shallal, was often sought out for his advice while the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act of 2016 was promulgated and has a fundamental understanding of what is needed to obtain licensure. Similar to Mr. Shallal’s experience in the Liquor Control Commission’s violation hearings, MOMSH can also represent clients in Marijuana Regulatory Agency violation hearings.

Anthony Shallal, a legal associate at the firm, has attended marijuana conferences sponsored by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, studied the rules and regulations, and has written articles regarding interesting topics within marijuana licensing. He is responsible for all marijuana business startups and corresponding licensing applications. This includes our 20+ years of experience in licensing, corporate or limited liability company formation, operating and partnership agreements, leasing, acquisition of real estate, and negotiation of contracts – all important components of every successful marijuana business. Please call us today at (248) 223-9830 to see how we can help you.