Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) Provides Recommendations to the Maryland Legislature on Methods to Reduce the Use of Cannabis by Minors

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 8, 2023

The legalization of adult-use cannabis has raised concerns about the potential impact that such a policy change may have. Under…

CannaBlast – Maryland House Bill 556

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 3, 2023

On February 3, 2023, Delegates C.T. Wilson and Vanessa E. Atterbeary introduced House Bill 556 (“Bill”) for the purpose of…

MMCC Provides Guidance to Maryland Legislature on Cannabis Consumption Facilities

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 1, 2023

If permitted by applicable state regulations, an on-site cannabis consumption facility can be an indoor or outdoor location which is…

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Legislative Report on Hemp-Derived Non-Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Products

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | January 11, 2023

Background Information The 2018 Farm Bill defined hemp as the Cannabis sativa L. plant that contains less than 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol…

Friday Factoid Quiz: July-Related Intellectual Property

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | July 22, 2022

While we celebrate the birth of our country each July, in this month we also can celebrate these noteworthy marks,…

Friday Factoid Quiz: Eco-Friendly Brands

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | July 15, 2022

Many consumers gravitate to brands that protect the environment. While many companies merely pay lip service to eco-friendly causes and…

Big Changes May Be Coming to Maryland’s Cannabis Program

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | July 15, 2022

Presently, Maryland’s cannabis program permits the sale of medical cannabis to patients. However, a referendum on the ballot this November…

Friday Factoid Quiz: Trademarks of the NFL Elite

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | July 8, 2022

Baltimore Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson recently made the news by filing a trademark application with the USPTO to register YOU…

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Washington College of Law, The American University, 1995
  • B.A. (with Departmental Honors), The University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut

Activities

  • Mentor for the Towson University Incubator
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Program
  • Board of Advisors Network for the Maryland Chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange
  • Past President of Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Inc.

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"Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) Provides Recommendations to the Maryland Legislature on Methods to Reduce the Use of Cannabis by Minors"

The legalization of adult-use cannabis has raised concerns about the potential impact that such a policy change may have. Under…

"CannaBlast – Maryland House Bill 556"

On February 3, 2023, Delegates C.T. Wilson and Vanessa E. Atterbeary introduced House Bill 556 (“Bill”) for the purpose of…

"MMCC Provides Guidance to Maryland Legislature on Cannabis Consumption Facilities"

If permitted by applicable state regulations, an on-site cannabis consumption facility can be an indoor or outdoor location which is…

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Talkin’ Turkey About The U.S. Trademark Office’s Plans to Gobble Up More of the Pie

With our Thanksgiving holiday approaching, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has just issued a much-anticipated final rule…

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