Jason   Klein
Principal

Contact

Phone: 240.507.1733
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
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

PRACTICE FOCUS

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.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

Posts

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