The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on. Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational.
These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community. The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches. There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges. Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out.
The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates.
Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out. Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana. It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus.
If they claim to be part of the community – check it out. Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney.
If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long.
Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it. This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up.
This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices. This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1. It was made make you think and be proactive. Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising. The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper. Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee.
Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
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