K&M Cannabis Law Articles and Resource Blog


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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Virginia soon to be issuing permits to produce and dispense cannabis oils

July 20, 2018

Virginia lawmakers in 2017 passed legislation to allow patients with epilepsy to purchase CBD oil or THC-A oil from a licensed pharmaceutical processor. The oils must contain 15% CBD or 15% THC-A, and no more than 5% THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis. In 2018, lawmakers expanded the scope of the legislation to increase access [...]

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Maryland may end cannabis prohibition

July 19, 2018

The Maryland House is currently considering Maryland House Bill 1264 (the “Bill”) that, if passed, would offer voters this November the chance to pass a ballot initiative amending the state constitution to legalize the recreational possession, use, and cultivation of cannabis by adults. The Bill would permit possession of up to one ounce of marijuana [...]

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D.C. may make its medical marijuana program more accessible

July 18, 2018

The D.C. Council is currently reviewing the Medical Marijuana Improvement Act (the “Act”); a bill introduced in September 2017 that, if passed, would completely reform the District’s medical marijuana program. The Act would dramatically increase District residents’ access to medical marijuana by removing waiting periods and allowing same-day registration. The current application process for a [...]

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

May 15, 2018

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 cannabis programs allow state licensed cultivation facilities and dispensaries to grow and sell medical grade cannabis to qualifying patients. In [...]

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