K&M Cannabis Law Articles and Resource Blog


Medical Cannabis Licensing Now Open in West Virginia

January 8, 2020

Kinner & McGowan is a boutique cannabis law firm with licensing experience in the cannabis industry. Contact us for a consultation. At long last, the West Virginia Bureau of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis (“OMC”) is now accepting permit applications for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories. The hard deadline to submit applications is [...]

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Unlimited Florida Hemp Permits Are Now Available

January 8, 2020

Move over citrus industry, Florida’s hemp industry is rolling out this year. The Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (“FDACS”) oversees Florida’s Hemp Program; and will be issuing permits to companies seeking to grow or process the popular new crop which is closely kin to cannabis.  Hemp Food Permits FDACS will issue food permits [...]

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WEED MONEY
What Cannabis Banking Could Look Like

September 19, 2019

By: Johnny McGowan, Meredith Kinner, Andrew Gargano  Cannabis has been legalized for medical or recreational use in 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Despite this widespread acceptance, the $10 billion dollar  quasi-legal industry is largely prohibited from working with banks, credit unions, and credit card processors. This means the industry is [...]

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Processing Consumable CBD Extracts in Virginia

August 30, 2019

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the market for hemp-derived extracts has been growing across the nation. In March 2019, Virginia passed legislation removing many barriers to industrial hemp processing in the state, including removing the term “hemp” from the definition of “marijuana” in the Virginia Criminal Code. Following the legislation, the Virginia [...]

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Washington Lawyer Feature on K&M: Niching Down to Build Up

April 10, 2019

This month, we are proud to be featured in Washington Lawyer Magazine.  After renting shared workspace at WeWork Apollo near the H Street Northeast corridor in Washington, D.C., Meredith Kinner and John McGowan recently moved their practice into a nearby rowhouse on Capitol Hill. But even the space at WeWork was an upgrade from where [...]

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In D.C., public pot smokers may now pay the fine, not the time

October 19, 2018

In mid-September, Mayor Bowser issued a directive to the Chief of Police requiring the MPD to change its arrest policy in an effort to decrease the number of arrests for public consumption of marijuana in the District. Prior to the Mayor’s directive, MPD officers had discretion to treat public consumption as either either a custodial [...]

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Industrial Hemp – the New Cash Crop?

October 12, 2018

This article was written for Attorney At Law Magazine, a national trade publication for and about private practice attorneys. As of 2018, approximately forty state legislatures have defined industrial hemp and have removed restrictions on its manufacture and distribution. Among these states, 18 have approved the cultivation of industrial hemp. The Hemp Industries Association reports [...]

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Know Your Rights: Pop Up Event

October 8, 2018

You’ve just arrived at a non-descript warehouse in D.C. You are not the first to arrive, there are already twenty other vendors setting up their temporary storefronts, all stocked with packaged cannabis “products”. You begin to set up your table display and scan the room. You recognize a few of the vendors with their usual [...]

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In D.C., Rent is High, but Medical Marijuana Tenants May Not Be

October 4, 2018

Article written for LOCAL’d, a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support, LOCAL’d is the sidekick every superhero would want. Under District law, adults (21+) are permitted to possess and consume marijuana and grow a limited number of marijuana [...]

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Why One Should Avoid Pop Up Events

September 2, 2018

Quasi-underground cannabis events have become prolific in the District. On any given night of the week, a cannabis enthusiast or seeker can find several events across each of the City’s quadrants, often as many as nine in a night. In a bazaar-like setting, event attendees will have the option to purchase or consume many forms [...]

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