May 13, 2024

Webinar Recap: Navigating the Cannabis Landscape in D.C. and Maryland

May 13, 2024

On April 17th, 2024, Dutchie and our esteemed partners at The Outlaw Report convened a webinar delving into the evolving cannabis markets of D.C. and Maryland. With insightful presentations and discussions from industry leaders, attendees gained valuable insights into compliance, market trends, and the role of technology in the transition to regulated markets.

Overview of D.C. and Maryland cannabis markets

LJ Dawson, Editor-in-Chief of The Outlaw Report, kicked off the session with a comprehensive review of recent developments in both D.C. and Maryland. Highlighting significant changes over the past year, Dawson noted Maryland's successful launch of its legal adult-use market and the expansion of D.C.'s medical program. Despite these advancements, challenges persist, particularly in D.C. where federal restrictions hinder full legalization efforts.

Compliance deep dive

Meredith Kinner and John McGowan, Partners at Kinner & McGowan, PLLC, provided invaluable insights into compliance challenges facing businesses transitioning into regulated markets. Emphasizing the importance of proactive compliance measures, they outlined key considerations for navigating the intricate regulatory landscapes of D.C. and Maryland.

Best practices for future success

Tom Stone, Dutchie’s Maryland and D.C. Account Executive, shared Dutchie's perspective on the burgeoning markets and offered practical advice for operators. Drawing from direct interactions with industry stakeholders, Stone highlighted the excitement surrounding both markets and underscored the significance of staying informed and adaptable.

Harnessing cannabis technology

Roy Sherwood, Dutchie’s Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst, concluded the webinar with a focus on leveraging technology to navigate compliance requirements effectively. Offering guidance on avoiding common compliance pitfalls, Sherwood stressed the importance of understanding market rules and utilizing available technological solutions.

Key takeaways

Attendees were left with valuable insights, including the importance of proactive compliance strategies, the potential of emerging technologies in regulatory adherence, and the need for continued vigilance amidst evolving market dynamics.

In collaboration with The Outlaw Report and esteemed speakers, Dutchie remains committed to providing educational resources and support for businesses navigating the complex landscape of cannabis legalization in D.C. and Maryland.

For more updates and expert insights, stay tuned to Dutchie and The Outlaw Report.



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