Offit Kurman Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Cannabis Compliance Software Leader

For Immediate Release

Hero-logoBaltimore, MD | August 18, 2016 Offit Kurman and Adherence Compliance have formed an exclusive, strategic alliance to provide members of the cannabis industry with the first comprehensive, legally reviewed regulatory compliance software and business solution, and to create the first national cannabis compliance practice backed by a full-service business law firm.


Headquartered in Denver, CO, Adherence is a global leader in automated compliance software and services for the emerging US cannabis industry. The company conducts audits, provides quantitative risk assessment applications and offers consulting services for companies in Colorado, California, Washington, and other states which have legalized the cultivation and sale of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.


Jonathan R. Wachs

Jonathan R. Wachs

Adherence and Offit Kurman’s strategic alliance leverages combined strengths and assets uniquely suited to the cannabis industry. The exclusive alliance will lead to the joint creation of cannabis industry-focused intellectual property, and provide clients with full regulatory support, legal and consulting services, an exhaustive library of educational and regulatory code resources, access to compliance software, and more. The relationship also will provide cannabis businesses with unique access to legal services by cannabis and business law experts.


“This strategic alliance provides the cannabis industry with the first available, legally reviewed compliance rules and regulations via our automated compliance software,” said Steve Owens, CEO of Adherence Compliance. “Going forward, our clients and partners can be assured that Adherence’s regulatory cannabis compliance requirements are reviewed by legal counsel. Adherence is very proud to collaborate with Offit Kurman, a world-class provider of advice, counsel, and legal services.”


Offit Kurman’s Cannabis Practice Group harnesses the knowledge and experience of more than 125 attorneys to provide complete legal and advisory services to businesses involved in the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry. The group represents and counsels cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs from concept to formation to market, and helps clients navigate issues related to regulatory compliance, health care, tax, intellectual property, litigation, employment, real estate and zoning, and many other legal areas.


“Regulatory compliance is the key to long-term operational success in this industry,” said, a cannabis attorney with Offit Kurman Cannabis Practice Group. “We are so excited to support and work with Adherence, which has been a pioneer in the compliance space, offering cannabis clients and regulators an on-demand connection to an easy-to-use, accessible solution which turns complex, multi-level regulations and requirements into actionable data points that help them monitor and maintain regulatory compliance.”


Jonathan Wachs, a cannabis and intellectual property attorney with Offit Kurman and co-founder of its Cannabis Practice Group, added: “The integration of a sophisticated software solution like Adherence’s and the complex regulatory regime of the cannabis business is a perfect pairing, and we are thrilled to be working closely with such an important and competent industry player.”


Offit Kurman, a full-service business law firm with a 30-year track record in representing businesses and entrepreneurs, has assembled a best-in-class, multidisciplinary cannabis practice group unique to the cannabis industry. With a group of cannabis attorneys who focus on diverse areas of law, Offit Kurman’s growing practice group, network, and cannabis law expertise is well positioned to complement Adherence’s business model, serve its clients, and bring a level of professionalism and knowhow to this fast-growing industry.



In 2014, Adherence Compliance developed the cannabis industry’s first quantitative risk score and automated compliance software platform. Since then, Adherence has conducted more than 400 compliance assessments in the cannabis industry. The easy-to-use, secure and mobile SCORE App is available for Maryland, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts and other states where marijuana is legally licensed. Contact info@adherence- or 720-616-3900 for more information.



Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the US.  With more than 125 attorneys in eight offices serving the United States, the firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals. Contact Bryan Lawson, or (301) 575-0397.

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