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. 

Leadership

Jason Klein

Principal and Chair, Cannabis Law

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Events

Maryland Medical Cannabis Affinity Group Monthly Meeting

May 21 at 8:30 am

Our next monthly meeting will be held on: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Offit Kurman’s…

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Webinars

Webinar: The Rise of Opioids, Legal Marijuana and Other Drugs in the Workplace: the Laws and Policies that Will Protect Your Company

May 22 at 8:00 am

  Wednesday, May 22nd 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.         As the laws change around the use…

The Cannabusiness Key

May 21 at 12:00 pm

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

Offit Kurman Announces Collaboration with Cannabis Law Firm

By Jon Wachs Esq. | January 22, 2019

Delaware Court Ruling On Medical Marijuana

By Kevin Fasic, Esq. | January 16, 2019

The Legal Dose: Typical Cannabis Startup Costs and Annual Operating Expenses By Sector

By Andrew Robinson, Esq. | January 15, 2019

Offit Kurman and Vicente Sederberg Enter Agreement to Better Serve The Cannabis Law Marketplace

By Offit Kurman | January 6, 2019

Speculation Begins Regarding Impact of Barr’s Nomination on Cannabis Companies and Operators

By Jon Wachs Esq. | January 2, 2019

Latest Tax Court Case Delivers Blow To State-Legal Marijuana Businesses On Application Of IRC Section 280e

By Jim Markwood | December 21, 2018

The Legal Dose: U.S. Cannabis – Companies With Access to Banking

By Andrew Robinson, Esq. | November 7, 2018

Get on The Ban Wagon: Local Cannabis Opt Outs

By Offit Kurman | October 23, 2018

The Legal DoseSM : U.S. Cannabis – Total Retail Sales

By Andrew Robinson, Esq. | October 10, 2018

What’s In A Name? A Lot! Think Broadly And Creatively About How To Use And Protect Cannabis Company Marks

By Jon Wachs Esq. | March 6, 2018

MMCC Issues New Bulletin on Transfers and Management Agreements

By Jason Klein, Esq. | February 23, 2018

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Renewal

By Offit Kurman | January 18, 2018

Frosh: Sessions decision on marijuana legalization ‘inhumane’

By Offit Kurman | January 16, 2018

Federal Tax Law Compliance for Cannabis Businesses: Section 280E (Part 1 of 2)

By Offit Kurman | January 10, 2018

Cannabis Law Alert: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-era Cannabis Enforcement Policies

By Jon Wachs Esq. | January 8, 2018

Legal Cannabis Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses

By Offit Kurman | December 15, 2017

The Real Estate Market for Cannabis Businesses

By Andrew Robinson, Esq. | November 28, 2017

Zoning In The Cannabis Industry

By Andrew Robinson, Esq. | November 2, 2017

Telebriefs®: Are Employees Allowed to Use Medical Cannabis?

By Howard Kurman Esq. | August 14, 2017

Cannabis and Divorce

By Linda Ostovitz, Esq. | June 14, 2017

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CANNABIS IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND A CONFLICT NOW EXISTS BETWEEN STATE LAWS AND FEDERAL LAW ON THE LEGALITY OF CANNABIS.  OUR PRACTICE GROUP IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO ADVISE CLIENTS ON ISSUES IN RELATION TO APPLICABLE STATE LAW AND COMPLIANCE ISSUES RELATED THERETO.  ANY ADVICE PROVIDED ON SUCH MATTERS IS VALID ONLY AS OF THE TIME IT IS PROVIDED.  IF ANY SUCH LEGAL SERVICES AS PROPOSED BECOME UNLAWFUL AT ANY TIME DUE A CHANGE IN STATE LAWS OR A MATERIAL CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS RELATING TO CANNABIS, WE MAY TERMINATE SUCH SERVICES UPON NOTICE TO AFFECTED CLIENTS.  GIVEN THE IMPLICATIONS OF U.S. FEDERAL LAW REGARDING CANNABIS, IT MAY BE THE POSITION OF FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENTS OR EVEN THIRD PARTIES THAT OUR ADVICE MAY NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.