July 1st is the start of DC's final limited application period for medical cannabis retailers - licenses are limited.
All businesses not registered with ABCA will be at risk of enforcement.
K&M is currently helping D.C. conditional licensees open shop in 2024.

D.C.’s Original Cannabis Law Firm

Established in 2015

As cannabis law specialists, we extend our expertise to assist small businesses in diverse industries.

Kinner & McGowan has been a leading provider of regulatory compliance and civil litigation services for cannabis and hemp businesses in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia since 2015.

We provide hassle-free solutions for legal issues and advise small businesses operating in highly-regulated industries such as food, cosmetics, farming, and tobacco.

We serve a wide range of clients, including cannabis industry players (dispensaries, processors, cultivators), hemp/CBD businesses, secure transportation providers, physicians, patients, ancillary cannabis companies, out-of-state law firms, tobacco retailers, small businesses, restaurants, and more.

Assisting clients with compliance, business formation, and commercial transactions.

Kinner & McGowan Cannabis Law Partners

What our clients say...

"We can't thank you guys enough for all that you have done for us. We appreciate it so much. Who knew lawyers could be so fun haha! You are both amazing."


"John and Meredith have allowed us to focus on our business while they navigate the challenging world of cannabis licensing."


Ready to enter a rapidly growing industry?

We can help.

Kinner & McGowan helps entrepreneurs and businesses in the cannabis industry navigate the market.

We assist with business planning and transitioning from unregulated to regulated markets.

We also counsel various law firms throughout the U.S. interested in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia markets.

How Can We Help Your
Small Business?

Regulatory Compliance

Cannabis Licensing Applications

Outside General Counsel for Small Businesses

Contract Review, Negotiation & Drafting

Trademark Registration

Civil Litigation & Arbitration

Banking Compliance

Advocacy and Legislative Affairs

Administrative Law

Risk Assessment

Property Retrieval and Forfeiture

Local Counsel to Out-of-state Law Firms

Real Property Evaluation and Acquisition

Commercial Lease Review

Private Placements

Let's discuss your legal needs.


The Source for Credible Cannabis News in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Interested in Licensing?

Contact K&M to Learn More About Medical Cannabis Legal Services and Licensing Opportunities in Washington, D.C. and adult-use cannabis licenses in Maryland.