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Business Resource Directory

DISCLAIMER: Reference in this document to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Cannabis Regulatory Agency or the State of Michigan.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATIONS

Business and training resources for parties interested in running their own cannabis business or obtaining skillsets to work in the cannabis industry.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

  • Cannabis real-estate listing service.  Provides listing of properties suited for cannabis industry.

    Website: www.michigancannabisproperties.com

CANNABIS TRAINING RESOURCES

  • Partners with Leaf Medic to provide Cannabis training. Educational resource for physicians, staff, and community agencies.

    Website: www.cannabisnurse.com

    Contact: Cathleen Graham HR CHPN

    Phone: 231-679-6595

    Email: Cathleen@CannabisNurse.com

     

  • Provisioning center, focused on providing resources to those entering the cannabis industry, and will provide training, and classes.

    Website: www.fluresh.com 

    Contact: Denavvia Mojet

    Phone: 269-830-6170

     

  • Provides an essential suite of cannabis courses, assesses, and certifies employees, and creates extremely simple and effective documentation to serve HR and Compliance professionals. 

    Contact: Eric Davis, Chief Learning Officer

    Phone: 312-404-4950

    Email: eric@grownin.com
  • Offers training and employment in the cultivation and distribution of cannabis via the Aeroponics systems of cultivation. We offer this unique and valuable training to employees and apprentices.

    Contacts: Cornell Farley, President/CEO

    Phone: 312-952-6599

    Email: bylynda@healingwatersbusiness.com
  • Vocational proprietary school and provider of introductory training for cannabis industry employees in the state of Michigan.

    Website: www.michigan.mmjtraining.com

    Contact: Karen Korn

    Phone: 937-684-0464

    Email: Karen@mmjtraining.com

  • Global management consulting firm offers services focused on strategy consulting, marketing, and branding.  

    Website: www.pointsevengroup.com

  • We accelerate cannabis professional's compliance skills through our compliance operations training. We offer a 100+ hour program that enables license holders to run a compliant operation.

    Website: www.rockymountaincannabisconsulting.com/ 

    Contact: Debbi Spranza, Chief Learning Officer

    Phone: 720-996-0605

    Email: training@rmcc.io

EMPLOYMENT

Resources for parties interested in working in the cannabis industry.

RESUME BUILDING

  • Covers resume building for different roles in the marijuana industry and offers a free consultation.

    Website: www.marijuanaresumes.com

     

LEGAL/CONSULTING RESOURCES

Legal consultation resources for parties interested in entering the cannabis industry. Many offer free initial consultations.

LAW FIRMS AND ATTORNEYS

  • Works to ensure Michigan has a safe, legal, and regulated system in which local economies can thrive, communities can benefit, and above all, patients can safely access this vital medicine.

    Website: www.cannabisattorneysofmichigan.com

    Phone: 517-546-1181

    Online Contact Form 

  • A specialized team of cannabis business and defense attorneys with a passion for protecting and promoting medical and recreational cannabis businesses.

    Website: www.cannabiscounsel.com

    Phone: 313-446-2235

    Email: Info@cannabiscounsel.com

  • Provides clients professional and quality legal assistance. Our team specializes in the cannabis industry and are dedicated to ensuring that every matter runs smoothly and professionally.

    Website: www.Cannabislegalgroup.com

    Contact: Barton Morris

    Phone: 248-541-2600

    Email: barton@cannabislegalgroup.com 

  • We share a dedication to the evolving area of Michigan cannabis and hemp law and its intersection with business.

    Website: www.cannalexlaw.com

    Online Contact Form

    Phone: 616-454-6611

    Email: info@cannalexlaw.com

  • We are a "go-to" firm for the full spectrum of legal and policy matters affecting the cannabis industry.

    Website: www.dykema.com/services-practices-cannabis-law

    Contact: R. Lance Boldrey

    Phone: 517-374-9162

    Email: lboldrey@dykema.com

  • From start-ups, small, and large businesses, local, national to international, Elia Law can address your legal concerns.

    Website: www.eliabusinesslaw.com

    Contact: Salam Elia

    Phone: 586-558-8250

    Email: salamfelia@gmail.com

  • We quickly address your legal issues and strive to meet all attainable goals in an expeditious manner.

    Website: www.4grewallaw.com/cannabis-law

    Online Contact Form

    Phone: 888-211-5798

  • Our services include government regulation and litigation, estate planning, corporate, criminal investigations and prosecutions, commercial real estate, commercial litigation and employment law.

    Website: www.kitch.com

    Contact: Kaitlyn Carr

    Phone:313-965-6606

    Email: Kaitlyn.Carr@Kitch.com 

  • We bring responsiveness, attention to detail, and genuine care to every matter that affects you or your organization.

    Website: www.marshall-melhorn.com/

    Contact: John D. Mackewich

    Phone: Office: 419-249-7103

    Direct: 419-346-4155

    Email: Mackewich@marshall-melhorn.com

  • Experienced attorney servicing the state of Michigan based in the metro Detroit area.

    Contact: Maurice Morton

    Phone: 313-485-9212

    Email: moegmorton@yahoo.com

  • Represent dozens of small to medium sized businesses and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, with a specialty in Medical Marijuana business and real estate.

    Website: www.scottrobertslaw.com

    Michigan Marijuana Lawyers

    Contact: Robert Hunsicker, Office Manager

    Phone: 248-243-4510

    Contact Form

  • We take on your legal matters with a knowledgeable, experienced team of attorneys dedicated to cannabis legal issues is needed.

    Website: www.micannabislawyer.com 

    Phone: 517-512-8364

  • A minority-owned legal and business consulting firm specializing in providing services to cannabis organizations and small businesses. 

    Website: www.thurinlawgroup.com

    Contact: Roma Thurin

    Phone: 734-744-7662

    Email: romathurin@thurinlawgroup.com

  • Our work includes business formation, real estate acquisition and sales; development and leasing; construction and commercial litigation; cannabis and hemp licensing and operations in Michigan.

    Website: www.wrigleyhoffman.com

    Contact: Benham R. Wrigley Jr.

    Phone: 616-454-6611

BUSINESS CONSULTING AND PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations with experience assisting businesses in the cannabis industry to develop business strategies and operate within their communities.

  • Our mission is to be a strategic partner to clients and provide transformative solutions to meet their business goals.
     
     
    Contact: Eric Foster
     
    Phone: 248-996-5553
     
  • Provides assistance for cannabis business owners with entity formation and startup, background investigation services, MMFLA state license application, and tax return preparation. 
     
     
    Contact: Walter McGrail, Managing Director, Harry Cendrowski, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Jim Martin, Managing Director
     
    Phone: 866-717-1607
     
  • Servicing the cannabis sector since initial legalization of cannabis in Michigan, you can rest assured you are in expert care when working with DA Advisory Group's team of cannabis CPAs.
     
     
    Contact: Andrew Dakki
     
    Phone: 248-895-4906
     
  • Beyond government and consulting experience, our background includes property sales and management, manufacturing and distribution, restaurant management and retail services.

    Website: www.dunaskiss.biz

    Contact: Justin Dunaskiss

    Phone: 248-693-1391

    Email: justin@dunaskiss.biz 

  • Technology and business consulting, with a focus on compliance with METRC and state and municipal rules. 

    Website: https://existosolutions.com/ 

    Contact: Chris Hernandez 

    Phone: 313-550-1151 

    Email: chris@existoservices.com

  • Created to inform educate, help find gainful employment and give voice to the citizens of Muskegon County as it related to social equity and the cannabis industry.
     
    Contact: Maxwell McGuffey
     
    Phone: 616-634-0520
     
  • Offering licensing support and consulting. We can assist you with the local and state application process.

    Website: http://www.shorelinemmp.com/

    Contact: Anna Dukes, Owner

    Phone: 231-571-4453

    Email: ShorelineMMP@gmail.com

     

  • Vertically integrated Cannabis Operating Business. Offers resources on employment, educational, and record expungement support. 

    Website: www.sozolife.com 

    Contact: Rosalie Flores 

    Email: rflores@sozocompanies.com

  • We represent both municipalities and Cannabis Entrepreneurs nationwide.  From public affairs to state and local licensing support, we can help you through the local and state process.

    Website: www.hatchaplanmi.com

    Contact: Connie Maxim-Sparrow

    Phone: 231-224-6355

    Email: connie@hatchaplanmi.com

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Banking and lending services applicants and licensees.

BANKS

  • Community Choice is a full-service financial institution. We offer personal and business accounts, including accounts for marijuana-related businesses. Today, we have 22 locations in Michigan and a 24/7 Member Contact Center. Our 370 team members serve more than 115,000 members, and our assets have grown to $1.6 billion.

    Website: https://www.communitychoicecu.com

    Contact: Donna Bashi, VP Business Development

    Phone: 1-877-243-2528  x2104

    Email: dbashi@communitychoicecu.com

  • Banking/Payment processing for those in the cannabis industry.

    Website: www.gwjonesbank.com

    Contact: Allison Smith

    Phone: 269-615-2412

    Email: asmith@gwjonesbank.com

  • Highpoint Community Bank has proudly served businesses for over 135 years, and we believe every legal cannabis business deserves access to the same financial services as any other legitimate business. Our dedicated team of experts are here to provide exceptional service as we strive to meet both your current and future needs. Let us help you grow your business with accounts and services that match the needs of your business and your employees.

    Website: https://www.highpointcommunitybank.com/

    Contact: Rebecca Gaylor, Cash Management Officer

    Phone: 269-948-5565

    Email: rgaylor@hcb.us

     

  • Union Bank has been providing banking services to the Michigan cannabis industry since January 2019.  We are able to accommodate all different phases a business may be in from Capital Accounts, to plant touching - licensed operations, ancillary services, operating accounts and even employee accounts.

    Website: www.ubmich.com

    Contact: Edith Farrell, Vice President

    Phone: 616-374-3278

    Email: efarrell@ubmich.com
  • Financial services provider. We offer an array of personal and business services to meet your needs and help you achieve your future financial goals.

    Website: www.wildfirecu.org

    Phone: 989-249-8200

    Email: BusinessServices@wildfirecu.org

OTHER FINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Insurance company specializing in cannabis and craft spirit industries.

    Website: https://cannascapital.com 

    Contact: Cimone Casson 

    Phone: 312-933-5167 

    Email: ccasson12@gmail.com 

  • Green Check Verified is a cannabis banking platform that facilitates banking partnerships between plant-touching businesses and cannabis-friendly banks through our compliance software. Our service is 100% free to the cannabis industry and cannabis businesses get to enjoy direct banking services with a bank or credit union in their area.

    Website: https://greencheckverified.com

    Contact: Ryan Handelman, Cannabis Business Advisor

    Phone: 203-464-1427

    Email: rhandelman@greencheckverified.com
  • SARFA is an organization that is dedicated to being a change agent in insurance and the financial system, creating partnerships, endorsements, and when necessary, creating insurance and financial products.

    Website: www.sarfami.com 

OTHER

  • Manufacture custom displays, packaging solutions, and accessories for the cannabis industry.

    Website: https://dispensaryjar.com/

    Contact: Ryan Bright, Owner

    Phone: 313-846-6900

    Email: ryan@dispensaryjar.com

     

  • Commercial supplier of cultivation equipment and supplies, as well as cultivation management consulting services.

    Website: www.diversified-agllc.com

    Contact: Crawford James II

    Phone: 313-920-5604

    Email: cjames@diversified-ag.com

     

    • Improves businesses' readiness and accessibility to capital services and procurement.
    • Specialized services and mentorship by industry, business life cycle, and professional business services.
    • Provides access to new business networks, while helping to find the right fit and link with culturally competent mentorship.
    • Partnerships to advance a stronger and more connected small business field of practice.
    • Please visit website for additional information.

    Website: https://cleansmoke.org/

    Contact: Najanava Harvey-Quinn, Managing Director

    Phone: 248-629-0154

    Email: invest@cleansmoke.org

INTERNAL STATE AGENCIES

Internal resources to assist with becoming a licensed cannabis business.

  • Performs fire safety field inspections of all medical and adult-use marijuana licensed facilities along with Fire Safety Plan Reviews.

    Website: BFS

    Phone: 517-241-8847

    Email: LARA-BFS-Marihuana@michigan.gov
  • Performs inspections and investigations of applicants, licensees, proposed cannabis businesses, and cannabis business operations.

    Website: www.michigan.gov/cra/

    Phone: 517-284-8599

    Email: CRA-Enforcement@Michigan.gov
  • Promotes economic development and growth by facilitating the formation of business entities in Michigan.

    Website: CSCL

    Phone: 517-241-6470

    Email: corpsmail@michigan.gov
  • Our mission is to protect Michigan's environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources.

    Website: www.michigan.gov/egle/

    Phone: 517-284-6700

    Email: EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov
  • Michigan's statewide seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system that uses serialized tags attached to every plant - and labels attached to wholesale packages - to track cannabis inventory.

    Website: www.metrc.com/michigan

    Phone: 1-877-566-6506

    Email: support@metrc.com
  • Provides information about tax requirements in the cannabis industry.

    Website: www.michigan.gov/treasury

    Phone: 517-335-7508
  • Provides public service through the fair, effective, and efficient administration of laws that protect the wages and fringe benefits of Michigan workers.

    Website: Wage & Hour 

    517-284-7800

    Email: whinfo@michigan.gov

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