MRTMA Gifting: Is it a Trap?

    Creative marihuana gifting schemes are flourishing in Michigan, but at a substantial risk of prosecution.  Budding entrepreneurs use variations on a common theme: charge a premium price for a non-marihuana item – everything from a painting to a pizza – and “throw in” some marihuana “as a free gift.”  Of course, the marihuana isn’t [...]

Hemp Farming in Michigan: The Wave of the Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 19, 2019 Contact: Bernard Jocuns LAPEER, Mich. – As we all now know, on November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 and made Michigan the twelfth U.S. jurisdiction to legalize recreational marijuana, which officially went into effect December 6. This act, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), [...]

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Adult Use Marijuana in Michigan: What May I Legally Gift?

LAPEER, Mich. – Although the holidays have come and gone, with Michigan’s new laws allowing recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over, the spirit of giving and gifting is still alive and well. Unfortunately, unlike the gift of a nice bottle of wine or an expensive box of cigars, the laws and regulations [...]

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Legal Marijuana for Adults in Michigan on December 6, 2018: How Will Our Newly Elected Officials Implement the Act?

Legal Marijuana for Adults in Michigan on December 6, 2018: How Will Our Newly Elected Officials Implement the Act? LAPEER, Mich. – As of the November 6 election, Proposal 1, which legalizes the use and sale for adults 21 and older, has been passed. Although the law still has a few weeks left before it [...]

Legal Marijuana in Michigan: What are My Rights?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018   Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   Legal Marijuana in Michigan: What are My Rights? Bernard Jocuns to Host Town Hall Meeting About Prop 1 and Effects on Lapeer   LAPEER – Attorney and activist Bernard Jocuns is gearing up to host an informational “town hall-style” meeting at Mayfield [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2018             Contact: Bernard Jocuns    -   810-245-8900   -                                                                                          [...]

Marijuana Lawsuits in the City of Lapeer

  LAPEER – The road to medical marijuana dispensaries within the City of Lapeer has seen its share of bumps, to say the least. Since opting in to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) in April of this year (2018), a series of snags has slowed the process down to a snail’s pace. [...]

Medical Marijuana: Curing the Opioid Epidemic

LAPEER, Mich. – ‘Epidemic’ is perhaps the most accurate word in the English language that fully describes the devastating effects that opiates and opioids have had on our society in recent years. Truly, anything short of ‘epidemic’ is now a euphemism. According to, opioids (including prescription-based drugs, heroin and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018   Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   LAPEER, Mich. – Cannabusiness is a complex animal, especially in Michigan right now. As it stands, Michigan has one of the largest medical marijuana programs in the nation – second only to California in terms of patient numbers. And, considering that Gov. [...]

Michigan Marijuana Initiative’s Impact on the November Election

  Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   LAPEER, Mich. – The stakes are high, and so are the hurdles. For recreational marijuana to not only make it onto November’s ballot, but to garner enough votes to actually pass, a number of things must first fall into place. And now that a few of those items [...]