Robert A. Hendricks, senior counsel with the Grand Rapids Warner Norcross + Judd LLP office, has been re-elected to the council of the Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan State Bar.
A founding member and past chair of the Marijuana Law Section, Hendricks will continue his work on the 12-person council for a second three-year term. The section’s mission is to improve and expand the knowledge of lawyers who engage in the practice of marijuana law. Michigan’s is the first state bar in the country to establish a stand-alone section focused on cannabis.
Henricks joined Warner’s Cannabis Law Industry Group in July of this year. The industry group provides guidance on the myriad facets of state-legal marijuana, including licensing and regulatory compliance, banking, investment guidance and security offerings, environmental, labor and employment, insurance, tax, trademark, litigation, family law and criminal defense.
In his practice, Hendricks specifically represents growers, provisioning centers, processors, staffing providers, secure transporters and other cannabis-focused businesses on matters such as Michigan marijuana facility license applications, legal and regulatory compliance, entity formation, real estate, tax planning, commercial contracting and other areas.
Hendricks was a member of the drafting committee for Michigan’s adult-use recreational marijuana law adopted by voters in November 2018. He was selected by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to serve on a work group to advise LARA as it prepared the rules regulating recreational marijuana. Hendricks also serves on a marijuana legal work group formed by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to review and analyze marijuana laws and regulations in the state.
Active professionally, Hendricks is a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and the State Bar of Michigan. He speaks frequently on cannabis and business and has addressed the Food and Drug Law Institute, National Environmental Health Association, Michigan Township Association and other organizations.
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