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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
    30 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    30 years
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
    1 year
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    1 year
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    30 years



Hourly ($300-420/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joshua Marlin Covert

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Contact info

CannabisCounsel, P.L.C.

2930 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48207-5029


MIActive And In Good Standing198608/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentCannabis Counsel2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
MILegalizeBoard of Directors2015 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Counsel - Michigan2007 - Present
State Bar of Michigan Representative AssemblyElected Representative1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. King (and Kolanek)Case dismissed and marijuana plants returned
People v. Richmond, Michigan Supreme CourtDismissal is reinstated - We win!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalThe Michigan Information Network - Will West Go South?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Central Michigan UniversityPublic AdministrationMaster of Science in Administration1980
Central Michigan UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Castleton State CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociate in Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oaksterdam University Law ProfessorCannabis Law2009