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CannabizMD – Maryland Cannabis Industry: Lessons Learned + Looking Forward

June 29, 2021 @ 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

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

About this event

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.

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: What Missed

Roundtable B: 2022 Adult-Use Legalization Strategies

Roundtable C: The Future of Medical Cannabis in Maryland.

$60 – $80