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Maryland Cannabis Industry: Lessons Learned + Looking Forward

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Maryland Cannabis Industry: Lessons Learned + Looking Forward is a day-long symposium focused on the evolving Maryland cannabis industry.

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Maryland Cannabis Industry: Lessons Learned + Looking Forward is a symposium focused on the evolving Maryland cannabis industry with a review of the 2021 legislative session failed cannabis adult-use legislation and strategies for success in the 2022 legislative session.

Two separate cannabis legalization bills were introduced in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. HB 32, The Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021, was sponsored and championed by Delegate Jazz Lewis. SB 708, Cannabis – Legalization and Regulation, was sponsored and championed by Senator Brian Feldman.

Both bills addressed lessons learned from Maryland’s burgeoning medical cannabis program and lessons learned from developing adult-use programs across the U.S. Each bill included provisions focused on strategies to ensure equity and inclusion for communities disproportionately impacted by current state and federal drug policy; home grow and license expansion.

Neither bill passed. Meanwhile, legislative bodies in neighboring states Virginia, New York, and New Jersey worked on and passed adult-use legalization with similar provisions. Why didn’t happen in Maryland in 2021?

Maryland Cannabis Industry: Lessons Learned + Looking Forward is a day-long symposium focused on the evolving Maryland cannabis industry with a review of the 2021 legislative session failed cannabis adult-use legislation and strategies for success in the 2022 legislative session. The day kicks off with a morning plenary from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission followed by three roundtable discussions. The symposium includes three breakout rooms scheduled throughout the day.

A portion of the Symposium proceeds supports The Tea Pad Scholarship for Black Entrepreneurship at Morgan State University and Tea Pad Grants.

Cannabis Industry Expert Roundtables:

Roundtable A: The 2021 Legislative Session: Lessons Learned

Moderated by: Eddie Pounds, Esquire, Partner, Funk & Bolton, P.A.

Roundtable Members:

- Maryland State Senator Brian Feldman (D-MD), Vice-chair Senate Finance Committee

- Maryland State Delegate Darryl Barnes (D-MD), Chair Black Caucus

- Maryland State Delegate Jazz Lewis (D-MD), Senior Policy Advisor to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, U.S. House of Representatives, 2019 - present

Roundtable B: 2022 Adult-Use Legalization Strategies

Moderated by: Mathew Swinburne, Associate Director at The Network for Public Health Law-Eastern Region and Adjunct Professor University of Maryland Law School

- Joe Gaskins, Co-Chairman at Maryland Business-Clery Partnership

- Natasha Mehu, Director at Mayor's Office of Government Relations, Baltimore City

- Raheem Uqdah, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Curaleaf

- Tracey Lancaster Miller - Executive VP, Peake Releaf, President, Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensary Association

Roundtable C: The Future of Medical Cannabis in Maryland.

Moderated by: Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS, Founder CEO CannabizMD, LLC + Tea Pad, LLC

Members:

- Carlo Manabat, Product Manager, Bláz

- Joy Strand, Executive VP, Green Leaf Medical, LLC

- Stephen Dahmer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Vireo Health

- Leah Sera, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Program Director, MS in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Title Sponsor: Funk & Bolton, P.A.

Funk & Bolton’s Government Relations group has a passion for representing clients both large and small and in fields both established and emerging. Our clients include the titans of the financial services industries as well as small businesses with big ideas. Our deep connections throughout State and local governments and our energy for finding creative solutions provide the foundation for delivering success after success to our clients.


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CannabizMD (CBMD) is a multi-media platform with a mission to educate, build and engage an ecosystem focused on establishing medical cannabis industry best standards for the delivery of quality medical cannabis patient care via education and exchange of ideas and innovations. 

CBMD hosts patient, healthcare provider and cannabis industry stakeholder education events virtual and live throughout the year at the local, regional and national level. 

 

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