Cannabis Law

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This website includes general information about legal issues and developments in the law. Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You should contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on specific legal issues.


1505, 2018

Medical to Recreational: Here is what you should know about the cannabis laws in the DMV

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws which legalize cannabis for either medical or adult-use. It is important to draw a distinction between these two iterations of legalized cannabis. States with medical [...]

1302, 2018

K&M on NPR: Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

“If I’m selling you a t-shirt — I mean, I can go into a store and buy a $42 t-shirt, that’s not unheard of — and I get some cannabis, that would as legitimate a [...]

1901, 2018

An Overview of Medical Cannabis for Maryland Physicians

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|1 Comment

Vincent A. Dongarra On December 1, 2017, Maryland’s medical cannabis program reached a major milestone. The first legal cannabis dispensaries in Maryland opened, putting the final piece of the state’s medical cannabis system into place. [...]

1801, 2018

Is Crypto Currency a Good Fit for the Cannabis Industry?

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind Obama era Department of Justice (DOJ) policies regarding state sanctioned cannabis entities is unlikely to have the outsized impact on the industry that Sessions hoped for. Industry watchers overwhelmingly predict [...]

1701, 2018

R.I.P Cole Memo: 2013 -2018
(the death of reasonable marijuana policy)

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

On the 4th of January, 2018, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in our divided country killed a marijuana enforcement policy memorandum named Cole with a felt pen. The murder was committed on federal land, with [...]

108, 2017

Yet another cannabis bill in Congress

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

On July 28, 2017, Rep. Suzan Delbene, a Dem. from Washington State, introduced the State Marijuana and Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act.  The SMART Enforcement Act would amend the Controlled Substances Act, to prohibit federal [...]

2407, 2017

Dirty Green Dollars

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

In the U.S., legal cannabis, medical and recreational, is a multibillion dollar industry which deals almost exclusively in cash. In 2016, the industry generated approximately 7.9 billion dollars in revenue and is on pace to [...]

1107, 2017

Once Maryland fixes problems, ample MMJ opportunities await: MJBizDaily interview with K&M

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis Compliance|0 Comments

Maryland’s medical marijuana program rollout has been rife with stumbles, delaying what could become one of the largest markets on the East Coast. Still, industry officials and regulators are working to get the state’s MMJ [...]