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Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel

Marijuana Lawyer
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
Detroit, MI
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Attorney Biography

Matthew R. Abel has been a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan for over 30 years. He founded Cannabis Counsel®, a Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases, providing both business advice and legal counseling as well as criminal defense of marijuana cases throughout Michigan.Matthew Abel is a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the National Lawyers Guild, and the ACLU of Michigan. Mr. Abel is former legal counsel for Michigan NORML, and is currently the Executive Director of Michigan NORML. He has lectured on Michigan Medical Marihuana Law for Oaksterdam University in Michigan, the Michigan Cannabis College, MedGrow Cannabis College and for the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and to bar associations throughout the state. Mr. Abel was on the drafting committee of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act which legalized cannabis in Michigan.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (100%)

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Résumé - Matthew R Abel

Bar Licenses

Michigan State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
Senior Partner


Wayne State University Law School
Wayne State University Law School
Juris Doctor

Central Michigan University
Master of Science

Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts

Castleton State College
Associate in Science

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Lawyers Guild
National Lawyers Guild

Founding member,
Board of Directors
International Cannabis Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union

Executive Director
Michigan NORML

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Awards & Honors

Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America

Commercial Recognitions

Community Leadership badge
Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
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Matthew R Abel
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
Office: 313-446-2235

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.