Matthew Abel is the founder and Senior Partner of Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., a boutique marijuana law firm in Detroit, Michigan. A 30-year veteran lawyer, he also is Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Since passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. has rapidly grown to include not only business clients and issues, but also employment, drug testing, family law, contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and other issues surrounding cannabis. Abel is a lifetime member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.