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Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel

Marijuana Lawyer
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
Detroit, MI
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Matthew R Abel
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
NORML National Legal Committee
Lifetime Member

About Matthew R Abel

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%)

Résumé - Matthew R Abel

Bar Licenses

Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
Senior Partner


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

Founding member,
Board of Directors
International Cannabis Bar Association

Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Civil Liberties Union

Executive Director
Michigan NORML

National Lawyers Guild

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Awards & Recognitions

Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America

Contact Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
Office: 313-446-2235

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