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Michigan MMFLA Business Licensing Workshop

Canna Media Works

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Michigan MMFLA Business Licensing Workshop

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Canna Media Works and CS Health Stop


Here are some of the benefits of attending our Michigan Marihuana Facility Licensing Workshop

If you are looking to become a part of this industry, it is essential that you take steps in the right direction.  By attending this workshop for future marihuana businesses, you can become more confident that you are doing the right thing.

Most people make mistakes during the initial steps of starting a marihuana business and get their permits denied.  You can avoid making the same mistakes by attending this workshop for marihuana business.  It is always better to learn from professionals who have extensive experience in the field and this opportunity is only presented to you at our workshop.  Don’t wait too long because if you don’t start now, you won’t be able to find success later on.

This one-day workshop will provide an extensive overview of the following areas related to operating a legal medical marihuana business (and ancillary businesses) in Michigan:

  • A thorough review of Michigan's Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, (PA 281, 281 & 283 of 2016 and PA 105 of 2017).
  • A step-by-step format of what is going to be needed to get municipality approval & community support
  • Help you select the correct corporate structure for your marihuana business.
  • How to deal with property contracts and landlords.
  • How much money will be needed to start a marihuana business.
  • A chance to reach out and meet others like you who are just getting into the industry. Our workshop is an excellent place to find like-minded people that are working towards similar goals!
  • Our WorkBook with the valuable information is a great asset in helping you with continuing education.
  • Understanding of risk and benefits of the industry for the patient, businessperson, and governmental officials on a local and statewide level
  • Assess the marihuana business successes and failures in other states and the lessons that have been learned
  • Discuss the needs, opportunities, and barriers for collaboration among, across, and within the governmental role, the healthcare role, the business person role, and the role of the patient.
  • Understand what you will need to interface with Michigan’s seed-to-sale system that uses serialized tags with bar-code, human-readable and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags attached to every plant, and labels attached to wholesale packages to track marijuana inventory.
  • Grower/Production and Dispensary site selection and required zoning
  • Compliance and legal issues
  • Investment limitations and opportunities
  • Teambuilding for application approval and long-term success
  • Ancillary business opportunities (legal, transportation, HVAC, security, real estate, insurance, marketing, accounting, plumbing, cleaning services, etc.)
  • Concentrates/extracts:  The future of the Medical Marihuana industry.
  • Marketing and advertising for Medical Marihuana companies:  Effective and proven methods.
  • Networking Luncheon where you can meet with established key players in the Medical Marihuana industry).
  • Get in now on the ground floor before the industry takes off!
  • Meet professionals who successfully navigated the application process and now run successful marihuana businesses in other states.
  • Get an in-depth legislative & regulatory update: what’s happening now and what’s going to happen.
  • How to start and operate a successful Medical Marihuana Provisioning Center (Dispensary):  Helping people and making a profit.
  • Learn the business opportunities that this billion-dollar industry will bring to Michigan.
  • Comprehensive Marihuana Business Workshop Notebook.  All those who attend will receive a comprehensive Medical Marihuana Business Licensing Workshop notebook.  The notebook contains valuable information on being successful in the Medical Marihuana industry.  It includes information on the law, proposed regulations, business and investment opportunities, and essential Medical Marihuana basics.  It also includes information on the dispensary application process, and on how to operate a successful and legal dispensary.  There’s more!  It is written by people who have already made money in the Medical Marihuana industry.  It contains detailed information, to show you how you can as well.  It will guide you through each step in developing your own successful Medical Marihuana business!

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TENTITIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

9 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:30 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions - Jamie Cooper, Canna Media Works

10 a.m. - MMFLA Overview - Bruce Leach, Kirsch, Leach + Associates

10:30 a.m. - Michigan's Landscape vs Other States - Paula Givens, Michigan Marijuana Law Experts

11 a.m. - Municipality Approval & Building Community Support - Jamie Cooper, Canna Media Works & Cathleen Graham, CS Health Stop

11:30 a.m. - Building Your Team - Corporate Structuring - Jamie Cooper, Canna Media Works


1 p.m. - Incorporating the "Medical" in Medical Marijuana - Cathleen Graham, CS Health Stop

1:30 p.m. - Business Planning, Financials & Projections - Paula Givens, Michigan Marijuana Law Experts

2 p.m. - Finding an Investor & Investor Relations - Richard Fitzpatrick, Cannabis Science Centers

2:30 p.m. - Cultivation Techniques and Facility Design & Buildout - Brandon Christy, Dank Jewel Cannabis

3 p.m. - BREAK

3:15 p.m. - Processing Techniques and Facility Design & Building - TBD

3:45 p.m. - Understanding Taxes and the Challenges - Paul Samways, Bridge West LLC

4:15 p.m. - Secure Product Transportation & Security Planning - Ted Daniels, National Cannabis Security Services

4:45 p.m. - Building a Brand for Your Cannabis Business - Jamie Cooper, Canna Media Works

5:15 p.m. - Preparing Your Application for the State - Paula Givens, Michigan Marijuana Law Experts

5:45 p.m. - Conclusion and Close

What you will learn from some of the best industry practitioners in the areas of cultivation, dispensary, edibles/infused products, extraction, and licensing.

  • Security 101
    • Security Systems
    • Physical security
    • Product and cash vaulting
    • Cash handling
    • Transportation
    • Chain of custody
  • Processing and Extracting 101
    • Extraction Methodology
    • Infused Product Categories
    • Packaging and Labeling
    • License Application Planning
  • How to interface with METRC - Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting & Compliance -- Michigan’s statewide monitoring system for integrated marihuana tracking, inventory, and verification under the Marihuana Tracking Act, 2016 PA 282.
  • Investor Targeting and Qualifying
  • Real Estate and Facilities: new construction or renovation?
  • Municipality Lobbying and Generating Community Support
  • Community Impact Plans – when needed
  • Industry Advocacy and Involvement
  • How to start and operate a successful Medical Marihuana Provisioning Treatment Center, Dispensary:  Helping people and making a profit!
  • Learn more about the business opportunities that this billion-dollar industry will bring to Michigan.





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Eli Broad College of Business Management Education Center
811 W Square Lake Rd
Troy, MI 48098

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Canna Media Works

Canna Media Works is a full-service marijuana consulting, marketing and advertising agency based in Grand Haven, West Michigan. We help guide business owners through the challenges of starting a business in a highly regulated, yet booming industry. We also develop and implement creative marketing ideas, solutions and strategies with a goal of helping businesses stand out within the cannabis industry.

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