In Michigan in 2016 there were 1762 opioid-related overdose deaths or a rate of 18.5 deaths per 100,000. The year prior there were 96.1 opioid prescriptions written per 100 people, while the national average was 70 per 100 people.Read More
How big is the business of cannabis real estate? Because of the status of cannabis in the US, we look to Jones Lang LaSalle Canada, a brokerage firm in Canada, for information. They have recently said that the amount of cannabis real estate in Canada by 2020 will be about the size of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters or roughly 8 million sqft. of cannabis canopy. To give a size comparison, that is approximately 139 football fields, or consider that 8,000,000 sq. feet of office space fills almost three Empire State Buildings. If made legal in the United States, I would expect that amount would be greater.Read More
Michigan is coming up against a September 15 deadline for medical marijuana facilities to be licensed or to shut their doors. If a facility has not been granted a license by this deadline they will be issued a cease and desist letter. If a company does not comply with the notice to shut down it will be noted in their file and will have an adverse effect on their chance to obtain a license in the future.
An important event is coming up that could change the course of the cannabis industry in Michigan.
No, it’s not the election - although that is very important too.Read More
‘The criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use. It implies an overwhelming indictment of the behavior which we believe is not appropriate. The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough to justify intrusion by the criminal law into private behavior, a step which our society takes only with great reluctance.’ NORML
"The Temporary Operation initiative was not designed to act as a conditional license for businesses that were looking to move into the new, regulated market. It was intended as a short-term solution with the goal of maintaining patient access while we moved applicants through the licensing process - and that objective has been met,"
“The City of Muskegon has seen an immediate impact from opting into the State’s Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing Act (MMFLA), the overlay district, approximately 3 square miles has seen a 320% increase in property value in just two short months. Sparrow Consulting is very proud to announce it’s clients, Inferno Gardens, Agri-Med, Bloom City, and Nirvana Center as four new businesses who have decided to make the City of Muskegon their home!” – Connie Maxim-Sparrow, Principal, Sparrow Consulting, LLC
Whatever stage of business you are in, whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned veteran, it is not too late to determine what you want your business to represent and to steer your brand in that direction.Read More
“The State of Michigan must take steps towards decriminalizing marijuana in the coming months, the State must also focus on the objective interpretation of the Bureau’s emergency rules, creating a system of inequality is the last thing that patients, caregivers, and entrepreneurs need, we have enough systems of inequality!” – Connie Maxim-Sparrow, Executive Director, MCCA
Michigan Canna Coalition Association (MCCA) has been closely monitoring the licensing process and has noted that there seems to be a subjective interpretation of the emergency rules, approving some applicants prequalification while denying others. The Association is trying to the right the wrongs of the BMMR Board.Read More
“The time for decriminalization has come, and I hope we can move the ball forward on this,” - Senator Chuck Schumer, United States Senate
Sparrow Consulting, LLC is proud to share it's clients economic commitments to Egelston Township and Muskegon County.Read More