Robert Russell is a business consultant whose practice primarily focuses on highly regulated industries included the casino gaming and cannabis. Russell assists in developing compliance systems to ensure that companies remain compliant with state laws. His expertise includes licensing, licensing transfers, non-compliance appeals, issue management, legislative monitoring, and lobbying. Russell’s firm, RMC Legal, publishes a daily news publication for the cannabis business community in Michigan, along with a number of other licensing and operational publications affecting the industry.
In March 2020, the now-global viral pandemic began having notable and harsh effects on Michigan business and government which are still being felt. Regulated industries such as the cannabis industry are no exception. This one-hour webinar will offer participants a chance to hear perspectives on the crisis and impacts to the Michigan cannabis industry from leaders in state government and regulated business as well to submit questions to the presenters. This educational opportunity will include information on state-level regulation from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, an update on local licensing impacts, and perspectives from a licensed medical and adult-use cannabis business with grower, processor, and retail operations.