K&M Cannabis Law Articles and Resource Blog


An update on Maryland dispensary pre-approvals

November 4, 2016

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission held a public meeting earlier today in which they voted on and approved the “Dispensary Application Evaluation Procedures.” The Commission will hold its next meeting on November 21, 2016, where it is expected to select and vote on stage one dispensary pre-approvals. The Commission meeting on the 21st is open [...]

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An Interview with the Co-founder of the Cannabis Cultural Association, Jacob Plowden

October 25, 2016

We had the opportunity to interview Jacob Plowden, Co-founder of the Cultural Cannabis Association (“CCA”), regarding the diversity challenges that the cannabis industry faces.  The CCA is New York-based organization founded in 2016 that promotes involvement from underprivileged communities in the legalized cannabis industry.  This interview supplements our previously published article titled, “The Federal Status [...]

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The Federal Status of Cannabis – Is it Whitewashing the Industry?

October 12, 2016

The cannabis industry is budding. Medical cannabis is legal in twenty-five states and the District of Columbia. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized the adult-use of cannabis; Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Oregon, permit the sale and purchase of cannabis for adults, creating lucrative commercial markets generating billions of tax dollars. This November, [...]

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Maryland Pre-Approval Licenses

August 21, 2016

And the winner is….technically, no one in Maryland for the moment. But 30 corporate applicants in the ‘Old Line State’ have been awarded preliminary licenses to grow and process marijuana. These businesses, should they satisfy the laundry list of compliance objectives in the next stage of licensing, will be the first to provide medical cannabis [...]

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All hail the Chief?

August 19, 2016

After 26 years with the MPD, Chief Cathy Lanier will retire from the force in September and assume her new role as the head of security for the NFL. This is a move to greener pastures for Lanier, as she is stepping down at a time when many of the nation’s police forces are under [...]

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