The Capital Conference- Update on Local and State Medical Marijuana Business Law Changes was
held at the state Michigan’s capital Lansing on December 4, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel. This is amidst
the fact that this state capital has around 70 medical marijuana dispensaries and that currently, there
are various proposed marijuana cultivation and distribution ordinances.
Recently, East Lansing has given out a business ordinance that will allow 1,500 plant cultivation
processes in dispensaries and other locations within the city. The event will be graced by Jeff Irwin,
outgoing Michigan House Representative who will end his three-year term in the House on December
15, 2016; former news anchor of Fox News Anqunette “Q” Jamison who also serves as a board member
for MILegalize2018, the organization responsible for the legalization of Marijuana in Michigan; Lansing
attorneys Joshua Covert, Michael Nichols and Mary Chartier; accountant Paul Samways and lobbyist
This conference will serve to inform the general public of the latest developments and business insights
regarding marijuana cultivation and distribution and its relation to the new Michigan state laws. Three
new Public Acts that will regulate marijuana distribution, cultivation and testing will become effective on
December 20, 2016. All these public acts were signed by Governor Snyder on a statewide level. Last
December 2, 2016, the Lansing's Public Safety committee met and discussed to add tougher and newer
restrictions on the proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance. The City Council will meet and discuss
these recommendations on December 12, 2016 and the new dispensary regulations.
Michigan Governor Snyder is said to be currently selecting people who will fill the Board and
administrative positions which are outlined in the new laws.
The MICBD Group is hosting the said event. The group has already held a similar conference last October
16, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Flint. Over 300 people attended the said event according to the local NBC
News. According to Jamie Lowell of MIBCD Group, the advanced ticket sales for the coming event
Capital Conference- Update on Local and State Medical Marijuana Business Law Changes on December
4, 2016 is 10% more than the registrations in the previous Flint event.
The MIBCD group regularly holds business conferences that are well-attended by people in Michigan
and other states. According to MICBD principal Rick Thompson, “We allow no games, no gimmicks, no
vendors or sales of any kind at our Conferences. This is a business-first event held by business
professionals. It is a distraction-free learning environment.”
For more information on this event, visit www.micbd.com.
To purchase tickets, please visit this link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-conference- update-on-
local-and- state-medical- marijuana-law- changes-tickets- 28879079103
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