Jason   Klein


Phone: 202.900.8593
Fax: 202.393.2104
Mailing: 1313 F Street NW ,
Suite 300 , Washington , DC   20004
Linkedin: Jason Klein

“The trust that my clients place in me is a great responsibility that I work hard every single day to earn and renew. This trust motivates me to go the extra mile to ensure that every client receives cost-effective, practical and solid guidance in every matter.”

— Jason Klein


Jason Klein is a Cannabis Law attorney with a focus on licensing and compliance in tightly regulated markets on the east coast.  As one of the first attorneys in the area to work with cannabis business clients, Jason has a track record of successfully navigating competitive licensing environments and assisting his clients to stay compliant and profitable in the face of challenging regulatory atmospheres.  He is a founding board member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and a frequent speaker at local and national cannabis industry conferences.

Mr. Klein hosts a monthly Cannabis webinar with a different guest speaker each month.  Topics range from "Cannabis Police and Practice in the Trump Era," to medical cannabis for pain and the opioid epidemic ("Can Medical Cannabis for Pain Really Help with the Opioid-Dependency Epidemic?") to cannabis insurance preparation ("An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Commercial Insurance Preparation").

Mr. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree in physics (2002), master’s degree in public administration (2009), and J.D. (cum laude - 2009), all from Indiana University - Bloomington.  He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Michigan.


  • Insurance Roundtable of Baltimore 2018 Addison F. Fowler Annual Seminar - Presenter: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure, October 12, 2018
  • The Business of Medical Cannabis in Towson - Moderator, "Medicinal Marijuana", July 26 2018
  • Maryland Association of Counties Conference - MACo Summer Conference, The Green Rush Panel, August 2017
  • Cannabis Law Institute - Speaker and Moderator: "The Eastern Tiger: How Emerging Markets Are Taking Shape East of the Mississippi", July 2017
  • State Bar of Michigan Conference, "Marihuana, What Every Lawyer Must Know", Michigan, October 2016
  • Cannabis Business Understanding and Development Summit, "Doing Good While Doing Well with Your Cannabis Business", Washington D.C., August 2016
  • Capital Cannashow, "Cannabis Business Basics 101", Washington D.C. February 2016
  • Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit, "Developments in the Law: Maryland and the District of Columbia", New York, NY 2015
  • National Cannabis Business Summit, "East Coast Opportunities", Denver, CO 2012 and 2013


Education & Admissions

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. (cum laude)
  • Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Master’s Degree
  • Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Master’s Degree • Indiana University, Bachelor of Science, Physics and Mathematics
  • Washington, DC
  • Michigan

Not admitted in Maryland


  • Michigan Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Founding Board Member National Cannabis Bar Association
  • Co-Chair NCBA Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Member NORML Legal Committee
  • Pro-bono lawyer - Catholic Charities Legal Network of DC and Montgomery County


MMCC Issues New Bulletin on Transfers and Management Agreements

By Jason Klein, Esq. | February 23, 2018

On Wednesday, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) issued a new bulletin regarding changes of ownership and third-party management agreements…

Claiming Your Stake: Real Estate Considerations for Cannabis Companies

By Jason Klein, Esq. | March 17, 2017

Claiming Your Stake: Real Estate Considerations for Cannabis Companies   Purchasing Real Estate with your Cannabis Company Every person who…