Entries by Guest Blogger

Insurance for a Cannabis Business

Needing insurance for a cannabis business is like needing a parachute.  If it isn’t there the first time, chances are you won’t be needing it again. Too often is the case of wrong coverage, or inadequate policy limits running businesses out of business. With the exponential growth in the cannabis industry comes growing pains. The […]

Recreational Marijuana Business Licensing: Not a DIY

It might have been a bit of female hubris, or thinking, how hard could it be? But, making it through the application process for adult-use recreational marijuana business licensing isn’t for the faint of heart nor to be taken lightly. I learned a pretty hard lesson when I applied for my Marijuana Event Organizer (MEO) […]

Sick Leave and FMLA Expansion During Coronavirus

  Everyone, both employers and employees are wondering about the new sick leave and FMLA expansion during coronavirus and its implications. Cannalex Law is pleased to welcome back guest blogger Elizabeth Welch. She’s a Grand Rapids attorney that specializes in employment law and is our go-to expert on these matters. Our cannabis and non-cannabis businesses […]

Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

There are many business owners who are anticipating business slowdowns, shutdowns and supply chain issues as COVID-19 peaks in the United States. Cannabis business owners should be reviewing their business interruption insurance and COVID-19. Here are some FAQs from our colleagues at Globe Midwest Adjusters International. If my business is closed due to COVID-19 am […]

Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19

Many of you are receiving industry updates about the COVID-19 coronavirus. I personally have found many of them only moderately helpful (“wash your hands” and “have sanitizer available for your employees”) and not related to employment law in the time of COVID-19. I’m not going to take time giving you updates on hand-washing skills (besides […]

Tips to be Proactive About Cannabis Insurance

When many policyholders think of their commercial or business insurance policy, they recall the 1 or 2-page declaration sheet that summarizes eligible coverages. Unfortunately, insurance policies are not that brief. Rather, policies are dozens or hundreds of pages and buried inside those pages are all types of exclusions, conditions of and exceptions to their insurance […]

Employers, Employees and Michigan Recreational Marijuana

Despite the passage of legalized recreational marijuana use in Michigan (set to go into effect on December, 6, 10 days after the certification of election results), employers can still decide that they want to be “drug-free.” The challenge employers now have is deciding what does this mean? Of course, a worker cannot show up for […]

How To Win Over Cannabis Investors

You’ve got your cannabis startup going: licensing is in process, your business plan completed, marketing plan written, site plan done, security and operations are all there. Things are looking good, except for the money part. You need an investor or two to help make it happen. Before you’re ready to go to the dance, make […]

Workplace THC Testing: Better Methods to Determine Employee Impairment

Our colleague Carol Setters has an interesting message for employers about the different way her company Predictive Safety developed to identify employee fatigue and other impairments. It is starting to be adopted as an alternative to workplace THC testing. We invited her to blog about the topic. Many employers use pre-employment and post-accident THC testing […]

Selecting a Site For a Provisioning Center: The 7.5 Most Important Actions

Currently, there are very limited opportunities for legal provisioning center sites in Michigan. Only 72 municipalities have opted in and have zoning regulations in place and the competition for finding and controlling the best sites is getting more intense every day. Below are listed the most important considerations for selecting a site for a provisioning […]