Counsel, Information and Events for the Cannabis Industry
With over 140 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.
On Wednesday, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) issued a new bulletin regarding changes of ownership and third-party management agreements…
On Friday, federal lawmakers will decide the fate of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment (formerly known as Rohrabacher-Farr), which currently protects state…
Frosh: Sessions decision on marijuana legalization ‘inhumane’ Cannabis Attorney Emily Burns Quoted in the Baltimore Business Journal By Morgan Eichensehr…
by Emily Burns (with research and support from Brad Bachman) In 1961, the United States Supreme Court held that…
Cannabis Law Alert: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-era Cannabis Enforcement Policies From Offit Kurman’s Cannabis Law Group: On January…
Laws write history—just look at the dispensary down the street. As more states throughout the U.S. pass legislation allowing the…
by Andrew Robinson (with research and support from Brad Bachman) At some point in the lifecycle of every cannabis business,…
by Andrew Robinson (with research and support from Brad Bachman) This article highlights the importance of developing a firm understanding…
On July 17th, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that an employee was wrongfully terminated when her employer failed to engage…
When someone gets divorced, everything that is not agreed upon by the parties is subject to a decision by a…
After months of planning, team-building, raising capital, and overseeing construction and build-out, you are finally ready for your State’s regulators…
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Our next monthly meeting will be held on: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Offit Kurman -…Find out more »
February 2, 2018
Medical Ethics and Patient Advisory in Your Cannabis Business
November 3, 2017
Maryland Medical Dispensary Association
October 6, 2017
Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials
August 4, 2017
Real Estate for Cannabis Businesses
February 16, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Pesticide Issues for Your Cannabusiness
January 13, 2017
Cannabusiness Key: Security Essentials for Your Cannabusiness
Chief Legal Officer of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB)
Saphira Galoob & Tami Wahl
The Liaison Group
Jahan Marcu, PhD
Chief Science Officer of Americans for Safe Access (ASA)
Christina DiArcangelo Puller
CEO and Founder of Affinity BioCeuticals
Meet the Team
Cannabis Law Attorneys
Stephanie Hopper is a cannabis industry veteran and leader. Prior to her relationship with Offit Kurman, Ms. Hopper was the Chief Operating Officer of a medical and recreational dispensary and cultivation for two and a half years located in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Ms. Hopper was a board member and the legislative chair for a prominent cannabis industry group representing over 65 companies in the State of Colorado. Ms. Hopper currently sits on the Board of Advisors for a cannabis infused products manufacturer and actively engages with the development of IT solutions focused on the cannabis industry. Prior to entering the cannabis industry Ms. Hopper worked for industry leaders BDO Seidman, KPMG, and Verizon in addition to participating in multiple start-ups. Ms. Hopper focused her career on helping companies implement solutions that improve efficiencies and controls to meet and maintain compliance with industry regulations and company expectations. Ms. Hopper holds a MS in Telecommunications and a BS in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
A cannabis industry pioneer from the Mid-Atlantic, Kristi Kelly applies her commitment to safe, quality cannabis to business. In addition to her work with Offit Kurman, Ms. Kelly is the executive director of Marijuana Industry Group, Colorado’s oldest and largest trade association for licensed businesses, where she was also vice chair. Ms. Kelly is an investor and was an owner/operator in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary businesses in Colorado. She is a founding board member of the world’s first cannabis financial institution. She is the founding trustee of CannAbility Foundation, helping families of children living with conditions and disabilities helped by cannabis. She sits on the Colorado’s Task Force for Drunk and Impaired Driving and Department of Health and Environment's Marijuana Occupational Health and Safety Workgroup, and Denver's Social Consumption Advisory Committee and Odor Advisory Workgroup, among numerous other appointments and rulemaking committees. She was recognized as one of 2016’s 50 most powerful women in cannabis (#12) by Cannabis Business Executive, and was featured in 2017’s Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed & Business.
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.