Cannabis Law

Counsel, Information and Events for the Cannabis Industry

With over 170 attorneys across the mid-Atlantic region, Offit Kurman has a well-established record of successfully representing businesses and entrepreneurs in regulatory compliance, health care, tax, intellectual property, litigation, employment, real estate/zoning, and many other areas of law. Our attorneys bring their decades of experience and business acumen to the highly-regulated cannabis industry to provide world-class advice, counsel, and legal services on the many legal and other obstacles facing cannabusinesses. Whether you or your business require an expert on cannabis law or a seasoned practitioner of one of the many other practice areas our firm regularly serves, Offit Kurman offers a full-service suite of legal services to ensure success in the cannabis industry.

Whether you are merely contemplating joining one of the nation's fastest-growing industries or have been operating a cannabusiness for some time, Offit Kurman's cannabis attorneys can add value to your business. Our unique, full-service approach to the industry and to cannabusinesses provides entrepreneurs and operators world-class legal, compliance, and business services while allowing for collaboration and cooperation in a number of different industry verticals and market segments. From helping you translate your idea into reality, to team-building, application writing, and regulatory compliance, our cannabis attorneys will provide guidance and counsel to you and your business every step of the way.

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Formation

Establishing and operating a cannabis business, whether plant-touching or ancillary, necessitates
strategic planning and design.

Transactions

Navigating the cannabis industry requires not only a finely-tuned understanding of the law, but competent counsel on a wide variety of legal and business issues.

Compliance

As with any highly-regulated business, success in the cannabis industry depends on business owners’ ability to stay in compliance with local, State, and federal laws.

Networking

Offit Kurman’s cannabis practice provides cannabusiness owners and entrepreneurs unique networking opportunities unmatched in the industry.

Education

Offit Kurman's cannabis attorneys strive to provide high quality educational materials and resources to clients and the cannabis industry in general. 

Events

Maryland Medical Cannabis Affinity Group Monthly Meeting

January 4, 2019 at 9:00 am EST

Our next monthly meeting will be held on: Friday, January 4th, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Offit Kurman’s…

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Previous Speakers

Sean Murphy
New Frontier Data

Matt Alexander
Leafly

Eric Schlissel
GeekTek

David Wood
Borden Ladner Gervais

Jennifer Sanders
CNS Equity Partners

Steve Bishop
SC&H

Dr. Michael Chiaramonte
Maryland Medical Dispensary Association

Jenn Culpepper
Chief Creative Officer at Brand Joint

Christina DiArcangelo Puller
Affinity Bio Partners, Affinity BioCeuticals

Douglas Fischer
Chief Legal Officer of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB)

Greg Friedman
Co–Founder of AGM Commercial

Saphira Galoob & Tami Wahl
The Liaison Group

Marilyn Gatin, Ph.D. RAC
Navigant

Leah Heise
4Front Ventures

John Hudak
Senior Fellow & Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, The Brookings Institution

Jim Hyfantis
Account Executive at  Dunbar Security

John Kagia
Executive Vice President, Industry Analytics for New Frontier Data

Kristi Kelly
Root Strategies

Dr. Debra Kimless
ForwardGro

Jason Klein
Offit Kurman

Daylin Leach
PA State Senator 

Jahan Marcu, PhD
Chief Science Officer of Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

Dr. Dan Morhaim
Maryland House of Delegates District 11

Deirdra O'Gorman
CEO of Fourth Corner Credit Union

Shanita Penny
Minority Cannabis Business Association

Keegan Peterson
CEO of WÜRK

Christina DiArcangelo Puller
CEO and Founder of Affinity BioCeuticals

Dr. Andrew Rosenstein
CEO of Steep Hill Maryland

Megan Shank
Holistic Industries

Vanita Spaulding
Managing Director of Cogent Valuation

Michael Stalbaum
Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Operations, of Kind Financial

Joy Strand
Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC)

Webinars

The Cannabusiness Key

January 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

Hosted by Offit Kurman and featuring Cannabis Practice Group attorneys and experts from outside the firm this monthly, hour-long webinar…

Previous Webinars

December 7, 2018
The State of Play of Hemp and CBD Markets

November 2, 2018
How Cannabis is Redefining E-Commerce

October 5, 2018
Information Technology Issues in the Cannabis Industry: Challenges and Solutions

September 7, 2018
Cannabis up North! Regulatory and IP Issues Under Canada's New Adult Use Market

July 20, 2018
Brands Built for Expansion: Interstate and International Cannabis Strategy Session

June 1, 2018
Tax Reform Act and its Impact on Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Industry Owners

May 4, 2018
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Cannabis/Hemp

April 7, 2018
The Emerging Role of the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) in the Cannabis Industry

March 2, 2018
Canna Business Valuation Methods and Metrics

February 2, 2018
Medical Ethics and Patient Advisory in Your Cannabis Business

January 5, 2018 
How Dispensary Employees Can Effectively Assist Medical Cannabis Patients

November 3, 2017
Maryland Medical Dispensary Association

October 6, 2017
Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials

September 1, 2017
Know Before You Borrow: How To Avoid Bad Money And Onerous Loan Obligations In Your Cannabusiness

August 4, 2017
Real Estate for Cannabis Businesses

July 14, 2017
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Commercial Insurance Preparation

June 2, 2017
Takoma Wellness Center: Four Years Dispensing Medical Cannabis 300 ft. across the Maryland State Line.

May 10, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Can Medical Cannabis for Pain Really Help with the Opioid-Dependency Epidemic?

April 7, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Cannabis Policy and Practice in the Trump Era.

March 10, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Licensing Considerations for Your Cannabusiness

February 16, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Pesticide Issues for Your Cannabusiness

January 13, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Security Essentials for Your Cannabusiness

December 9, 2016
Cannabusiness Key: Medical and Scientific Research Issues for Cannabusinesses

November 11, 2016
Cannabusiness Key: Labeling and Packaging Issues for the Cannabis Industry.

See all previous webinars here

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