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Robert A. "Bob"
Hendricks

  • Senior Counsel

Commercial marijuana activity has existed for decades – it just so happened to be illegal. Michigan has long been working to transform this industry into something that is lawful, regulated, licensed and taxed, and we now have a full complement of laws that make this possible. But it is much more complicated than simply flipping a switch. That’s where I come in.

Bob Hendricks brings almost four decades of commercial law experience to a broad range of business types and owners that seek entity formation, real estate, tax planning, contracting and other assistance. Since 2013, he has also been cultivating both a state-level leadership role and a prominent practice in the area of legal cannabis commerce, which now comprises the majority of his practice.

“It is both intellectually invigorating and personally rewarding to help shape an industry that has never existed before in a legal framework, in a way that benefits the most people and provides as many opportunities for growth as possible.”

Robert A. "Bob" Hendricks
  • Since December of 2017, Bob and his paralegal assistants have assisted dozens of applicants with license submissions to Michigan for growers, processors, provisioning centers, transporters and testing labs in both the medical and adult use markets.
  • Represents providers of various ancillary business services, such as equipment suppliers and employment services.
  • Provides legal counsel to national and international companies seeking to conduct marijuana business in the Michigan marketplace.
  • Counsels Canadian companies developing marijuana business in Michigan.
  • Member of a 13-person drafting committee in Michigan that drafted the adult-use ballet proposal that passed on November 1, 2018.
  • Serves on work groups, advisor
  • Since December of 2017, Bob and his paralegal assistants have assisted dozens of applicants with license submissions to Michigan for growers, processors, provisioning centers, transporters and testing labs in both the medical and adult use markets.
  • Represents providers of various ancillary business services, such as equipment suppliers and employment services.
  • Provides legal counsel to national and international companies seeking to conduct marijuana business in the Michigan marketplace.
  • Counsels Canadian companies developing marijuana business in Michigan.
  • Member of a 13-person drafting committee in Michigan that drafted the adult-use ballet proposal that passed on November 1, 2018.
  • Serves on work groups, advisory panels and other leadership roles assisting regulators in the development and expansion of the Michigan marijuana law.
  • Member of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s work group that advises on marijuana law in Michigan and at the federal level.
  • Leadership role with the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) to implement the disproportionately impacted communities initiative.
  • “History and Current Status of State Legalization,” “Getting Inside the MRA – Understanding the Agency’s Vision for Marijuana in Michigan” and “Labeling and Advertising,” Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective, September 30, 2021, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Getting High with Friends: Events, Consumption Lounges, and Other Specialty Licenses,” presented with Amanda Ostrowitz, Founder of CannaRegs and SVP of Fyllo, State Bar of Michigan Sixth Annual Cannabis Law Section conference, September 23-25, 2021, Mt. Pleasant M
  • “History and Current Status of State Legalization,” “Getting Inside the MRA – Understanding the Agency’s Vision for Marijuana in Michigan” and “Labeling and Advertising,” Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective, September 30, 2021, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Getting High with Friends: Events, Consumption Lounges, and Other Specialty Licenses,” presented with Amanda Ostrowitz, Founder of CannaRegs and SVP of Fyllo, State Bar of Michigan Sixth Annual Cannabis Law Section conference, September 23-25, 2021, Mt. Pleasant Michigan
  • Barriers, opportunities persist in Michigan’s growing cannabis market,” MiBiz Virtual Roundtable, September 15, 2021
  • “Michigan and Adult-Use Marijuana Licensing in Michigan,” Body Art Conference Virtual Event, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, January 21, 2021
  • “The Lucrative Business of Marijuana in Washington State,” Live Webinar, December 11, 2020, Seattle, Washington
  • “Cannabis Industry Insights,” MLive Media Group Webinar, October 27, 2020
  • “Michigan and Adult-Use Marijuana Licensing in Michigan,” State Bar of Michigan Law Conference Webinar in cooperation with ICLE, October 22 – October 24, 2020
  • “Pain and Medical Marijuana: the 411,” Greater Grand Rapids Nursing Society, January 18, 2020
  • “Marijuana legalization in Michigan: Managing insurance for Michigan businesses,” Chartered Property Underwriters Society Lunch and Learn Program, October 28, 2019, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Cannabis, Hemp and CBD: How To Bank It and How Not To,” Michigan Bankers Association Bank Management and Directors Conference, MBA Education Center, October 11, 2019, Lansing, Michigan
  • Recreational Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization,” ICLE Seminar, January 29, 2019 (Video)
  • Advise Medical Marijuana Businesses Seeking Licenses Under Emergency Rules,” ICLE Seminar, March 6, 2018 (Video)
  • Medical Marijuana: Representation of Regulated Entities,” ICLE Seminar, March 21, 2017 (Video)
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Robert A. "Bob"
Hendricks

  • Senior Counsel
Grand Rapids

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Commercial marijuana activity has existed for decades – it just so happened to be illegal. Michigan has long been working to transform this industry into something that is lawful, regulated, licensed and taxed, and we now have a full complement of laws that make this possible. But it is much more complicated than simply flipping a switch. That’s where I come in.

Bob Hendricks brings almost four decades of commercial law experience to a broad range of business types and owners that seek entity formation, real estate, tax planning, contracting and other assistance. Since 2013, he has also been cultivating both a state-level leadership role and a prominent practice in the area of legal cannabis commerce, which now comprises the majority of his practice.

“It is both intellectually invigorating and personally rewarding to help shape an industry that has never existed before in a legal framework, in a way that benefits the most people and provides as many opportunities for growth as possible.”

Robert A. "Bob" Hendricks
  • “History and Current Status of State Legalization,” “Getting Inside the MRA – Understanding the Agency’s Vision for Marijuana in Michigan” and “Labeling and Advertising,” Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective, September 30, 2021, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Getting High with Friends: Events, Consumption Lounges, and Other Specialty Licenses,” presented with Amanda Ostrowitz, Founder of CannaRegs and SVP of Fyllo, State Bar of Michigan Sixth Annual Cannabis Law Section conference, September 23-25, 2021, Mt. Pleasant M
  • “History and Current Status of State Legalization,” “Getting Inside the MRA – Understanding the Agency’s Vision for Marijuana in Michigan” and “Labeling and Advertising,” Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective, September 30, 2021, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Getting High with Friends: Events, Consumption Lounges, and Other Specialty Licenses,” presented with Amanda Ostrowitz, Founder of CannaRegs and SVP of Fyllo, State Bar of Michigan Sixth Annual Cannabis Law Section conference, September 23-25, 2021, Mt. Pleasant Michigan
  • Barriers, opportunities persist in Michigan’s growing cannabis market,” MiBiz Virtual Roundtable, September 15, 2021
  • “Michigan and Adult-Use Marijuana Licensing in Michigan,” Body Art Conference Virtual Event, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, January 21, 2021
  • “The Lucrative Business of Marijuana in Washington State,” Live Webinar, December 11, 2020, Seattle, Washington
  • “Cannabis Industry Insights,” MLive Media Group Webinar, October 27, 2020
  • “Michigan and Adult-Use Marijuana Licensing in Michigan,” State Bar of Michigan Law Conference Webinar in cooperation with ICLE, October 22 – October 24, 2020
  • “Pain and Medical Marijuana: the 411,” Greater Grand Rapids Nursing Society, January 18, 2020
  • “Marijuana legalization in Michigan: Managing insurance for Michigan businesses,” Chartered Property Underwriters Society Lunch and Learn Program, October 28, 2019, Lansing, Michigan
  • “Cannabis, Hemp and CBD: How To Bank It and How Not To,” Michigan Bankers Association Bank Management and Directors Conference, MBA Education Center, October 11, 2019, Lansing, Michigan
  • Recreational Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization,” ICLE Seminar, January 29, 2019 (Video)
  • Advise Medical Marijuana Businesses Seeking Licenses Under Emergency Rules,” ICLE Seminar, March 6, 2018 (Video)
  • Medical Marijuana: Representation of Regulated Entities,” ICLE Seminar, March 21, 2017 (Video)