The Covert Law Firm, PLLC

Michigan Cannabis Lawyers ℠

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Michigan Cannabis Lawyers is a full-service cannabis law firm based in Lansing Michigan and ready to handle all your cannabis legal needs.

We handle your legal matters when a knowledgeable, experienced team of attorneys dedicated to marijuana legal solutions is needed. A skilled Michigan Cannabis Lawyer is ready to help you with your legal issues involving marijuana. Cannabis business advocates near you are here to help with your legal cannabis needs.

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Michigan Marijuana Lawyer Services

Michigan Cannabis Licensing

If you are seeking to enter the Michigan commercial cannabis industry, we are your go-to resource for information and assistance with:

  • Medical cannabis licensing under MMFLA (Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act);
  • Adult-Use cannabis licensing under MRTMA (Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act);
  • Industrial Hemp licensing under Michigan’s hemp statutes;
  • Michigan Microbusiness licenses (Original and Class A) under MRTMA;
  • Temporary Events and Designated Consumption Establishment licenses; and
  • More! Trademarks, branding, co-packaging agreements, clone shipping, etc.

Michigan and federal trademarks

Interested in protecting your brand names, packaging logos and designs, and trademarks in Michigan and elsewhere?

Connect with the experienced attorneys at The Covert Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your specifics and let us help guide you through your available options.

Call us today at (517) 512-8364.

Cannabis Criminal Defense

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We are defending clients facing marijuana charges in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and the rest of Michigan

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Stacy Adams
Stacy Adams
02:52 29 Jan 21
Ashley was very professional and delivered highly favorable results. I felt peace of mind knowing I was in the very... best hands during one of the most challenging times in my personal life. Highly recommend .read more
Erick Roberts
Erick Roberts
20:19 05 Jan 21
Josh really cares about his clients. He has personally helped me multiple times on (2) separate cases. Criminal law &... cps are two expertise areas i have personally witnessed. Josh has also worked wonders for a close friend of mine in the MJ field. If you are reading reviews or trying to decide if josh is the guy you need, you are looking in the right spot.read more
Colorado Ski Chairs
Colorado Ski Chairs
04:37 01 Jan 21
One of the smartest and most dedicated guys you’ll ever meet. Joshua has helped innovate and push the boundaries of... modern justice in not only the medical marijuana field but in social justice and protecting and supporting families. He’s one of a kind. Fair, dedicated, intelligent and tireless. You’ll be pressed to find a better ally for any case you need help on.read more
Patrick Giddis
Patrick Giddis
21:02 26 Dec 20
Joshua Covert has been extremely helpful and personable. Rare to find lawyers that will try to help no matter whether... you retain them or not. I've dealt with a lot of lawyers but he's one of the most honorable.read more
Gee Rod
Gee Rod
20:35 26 Dec 20
I first hired Josh last year for a criminal assault case in Clinton county. I decided to take that case to trial. I had... a NOT GUILTY verdict in less then five minutes after deliberation. Since then I've continue to use Josh for numerous things. I am highly involved in the cannabis industry and Josh had my five year state wide noncompete agreement thrown out just last month. Josh and James have also helped me get my medical and recreational licensing for both grow and processing in the city of Lansing. They did all the trademarking for all my brands and logos. I am also using Josh for some other legal things that he doesn't specialize in like estate and will. I have utmost confidence in his abilities and I trust him. Josh and his team are really the best when it comes to law. I've put them up against big money a few times and came out on top. Josh and his firm are honest and hard working. If he doesn't know the answer to something he is sure to find it for you. You can't get much better then the Covert law firm. Highly recommended!read more
Joe Dunn
Joe Dunn
16:28 23 Dec 20
About two years ago, I was interested in the smaller commercial marijuana cultivation licenses in Michigan. I had many... questions regarding the application process and understanding/clarification on the laws surrounding the commercial grows. I called Josh after getting his number from google. He answered my questions, but I had many more and I also needed help with the application process. He told me to move forward, I would need to deposit $2,000 and open an account with him. This would allow me to call or text him for quick questions and responses. I didn't think I would have $2,000 worth of questions, but he assured me, over the phone, that if I didn't have any more questions I could get money back that I didn't use. Fast forward to present day, I no longer need his services. I have $1,555 in my account. $445 was deducted for text and phone call questions that I have had over the past years. I reached out to him 4 weeks ago, to get my $1,555 back. First he tells me its non-refundable. I reminded him that he told me I would get any money back that I didn't use. After going back and forth, he agreed to give me my money back. 2 more weeks pass and nothing. I reach out to him again, he tells me he doesn't write checks, his assistant has to do it, blah blah blah. He tells me I will have it in a few days. That was 3 weeks ago. I still haven't got any money back. Not a word from Josh. DO NOT USE THIS LAW FIRM. DO NOT TRUST THIS GUY. If you do, make sure to audio record all conversations with him!!!! He will lie to you to get you to pay large deposit for services you dont need.read more
Kate Seward
Kate Seward
16:57 29 Sep 20
In the beginning of my case, Ashley talked to Josh. Josh and Ashley told me I have nothing to worry about in the child... custody case. Total took a lot off of my shoulders hearing that. Thank you to you both for traveling to Roscommon County for this case! You both rock and ready to be a bull in court in Nov. Thank you again!!read more
James McGillie
James McGillie
01:23 16 Sep 20
Best in the business. Client focused, responsive, and effective team of attorneys with practical advice and solutions... to most any legal issue you face. HIGHly recommended 👊read more
Nicole Abbey
Nicole Abbey
13:33 14 Sep 20
Covert Law is a law office that cares about the individuals they represent and are affordable. Josh will get it done!
Randy P
Randy P
12:52 26 Aug 20
Friendly, speedy, knowledgeable. I appreciate your help!
Sara Eleanor Yarbrough
Sara Eleanor Yarbrough
02:25 21 Aug 20
Although I was facing some serious things, Josh happily took my case and was there every step of the way. The retainer... was very reasonable, communication was great, and his negotiations were very clear and to the point. He really made an intense, sometimes scary and emotional, situation a lot easier to go through. I never felt like he was trying to get money out of me. I can honestly say my outcome, and life going forward, is much easier from choosing to call him for legal aid.read more
Sam Postalot
Sam Postalot
17:20 07 Aug 20
Very knowledgeable always a pleasure to work with highly recommended been in the industry for years
Tony Nowak
Tony Nowak
15:57 07 Aug 20
Very professional, knowledgeable and willing to help point me in the right direction.
Randi Bagley
Randi Bagley
17:12 19 Feb 20
Excellent concise and knowledgeable, especially about medical marijuana. Call them if you need advice! They are very... fair and generally want to help the cannabis community.read more
Chris C
Chris C
17:27 15 Feb 19
Nickolas Calkins was recommended to me, and ever since the first time I to him I was in good hands. He was able to... handle the case and help relieve the stress from it off of and communicate in a way that kept me at ease and well informed. He, and the entire staff at Covert Law really went above and beyond. I am grateful that I was introduced to them.read more
Roy Schmidt
Roy Schmidt
00:50 26 Nov 18
Josh Covert is the best cannabis attorney in Michigan. Josh defended me on an OWI charge, operating while impaired on... cannabis. Josh was outstanding in my defense. Josh is a good listener, kept me updated, asked my opinion, and really cares about his clients. Josh filed every motion (several) in my defense before my trail. During the trail Josh was professional but a bulldog in defending me against lies and lack of evidence by the arresting officers. When Josh was finished cross examining the arresting officers it took a jury less than an hour to find me NOT GUILTY! You will never go wrong with Josh Covert.read more
Vessel of Christ
Vessel of Christ
22:19 17 Nov 18
Hands down the best Attorney in Michigan, cares for his clients, knows the laws, doesnt back down, and doesnt get... pushed over like most attorneys by the corrupt system and corrupt prosecutors. This Job is meant for truly intelligent people that have a heart for truly helping the individual, and out of 15 different attorneys that I've had in my life. There is no comparison. When you truly know you have someone on your side, it takes away the fear the corrupt system wants you to feelread more
brian coon
brian coon
16:50 16 Nov 18
I hired josh on my open case but he's been a good attorney, very , very knowledgeable on cannabis and cannabis... laws.he's also will work with you. I feel if ur in need of a tip notch cannabis attorney I wouldn't look no mores and give his office a call.very good ppl in office also..thanks Josh !!!read more
Jennifer Dummer
Jennifer Dummer
16:23 16 Nov 18
Josh Covert is an amazing lawyer. He fought for us and got our case thrown out. I would highly recommend him. He's... always there for us when ever we need advice or help.read more
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Managing Attorney

James is the managing attorney of The Covert Law Firm aka Michigan Cannabis Lawyers and helps clients achieve their Michigan cannabis business licensing goals.
James also helps clients register state and federal trademarks and advises on intellectual property protection for your brands.
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