LANSING, MI (WILX) - The Michigan Cannabis Business Development group hosted their first conference since the release of the new adult-use rules.
The day long event took place at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing.
The group says the goal of the event is to clear confusion surrounding new rules and laws.
"We have a legislative expert that will talk about all the different proposals that are facing the legislature. We have legal experts that will talk about some of the court cases that just come in to favor business and favor patients and we'll also have a hemp expert to talk about all the different things related to that industry," said Rick Thompson, Owner Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group
"People are very interested in the new hemp industry," added Thompson. "What will it take to get involved what are the up-front costs what will it require? People are also interested in expungement. They wanna see people who've had misdemeanors and felonies that they received during the war on drugs erased from their record so that they can move forward with their lives with a clean slate."
Thompson says the conference and expo is unique because it brings patients,caregivers, and adult users together for the first time.
Attorneys and businesses were also in attendance to help consumers.
This is the first time the event has been offered to the public for free.
More than 500 communities have already opted out of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan.