Justin Dunaskiss, Lobbyist

An In-Depth Look At The New Law

Justin is the principal at Dunaskiss Consulting and Development, Inc. Justin has been supporting the MICBD Conferences from early on, and he delivers a crucial element in our Conference format: he gives an hour-long overview of the entire MMFLA, including insights as to how things were done during the drafting process (he was there) and how things are evolving in Lansing today (because he IS there!). Justin is one of the most in-demand speakers at our Conferences and is very generous with his time for extra questions. 


Paul Samways, Cannabis Accounting Inc

From a CPA's Point of view

Paul has been appointed to the Administrative Rules panel overseeing the MMFLA program by Governor Rick Snyder. As Michigan's leading authority on cannabis accounting and procedure, Paul will guide you through the difficult issues regarding your MMFLA application, including: what do I claim, how much do I have to say and what proofs are going to be required. Included: a Question-and-Answer session.  


Paul Givens, Attorney

National Perspective

Paula has been involved in acquiring licenses for medical marijuana facilities in numerous states. Her outlook and opinion on the MMFLA and how it compares to other states is thought-provoking. Her insight into how the early stages of medical marijuana businesses development is likely to evolve could save your new enterprise from failure. Paula presented at our Ann Arbor MICBD event and was a big hit!  


Host: Rick Thompson, Emcee

Event Creator and Emcee

As a man with a variety of experience, Rick Thompson can discuss any aspect of the new laws- or Michigan's medical marijuana history- with confidence. Winner of the Citizen Activist of the Year - U.S.A.- Award and awarded the title of Journalist of the Year, Thompson has been involved in cannabis law reform and cannabis publishing industries for years.

Host: Jamie Lowell

Jamie has been involved with marijuana law reform since the medical marijuana law passed in Michigan. In 2009 he co-founded the first medical marijuana dispensary to be licensed by any governmental unit east of the Mississippi River in the United States. 3rd Coast, in Ypsilanti, is still in operation and Lowell is still making inroads in marijuana law reform. He's on the Board of the MILegalize2018 group, and is a top organizer and fundraiser.


Segment Director: Anne Schultz

Anne Schultz has been an educator, writer, and photographer over the last ten years. She has taught Communication and Public Speaking at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College and her work has been published in the Flint Journal, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Live Magazine, Culture Magazine, and Maximum Yield. She has worked with several industry manufacturers, organizations, and publications and has launched Schultz PR | Media where she will continue to focus on community partnerships, strategic sponsorships, grassroots outreach, media content, and business development. Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in English and a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Wayne State University.