Md.'s Medical Cannabis Program: Public Health, Business and Legislative Perspectives

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
12th floor

Public Health Panel - 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Deborah Miran, a former member of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission who specializes in the FDA approval process.

Gail Rand, a longtime advocate for her son, who suffers from epilepsy, and the CFO of ForwardGro, a firm approved to grow cannabis in Maryland. 

Dr. Ryan Vandrey, an experimental psychologist from Johns Hopkins University whose research focuses on the behavioral pharmacology of cannabis and nicotine/tobacco.

Del. Cheryl Glenn, a member of the House of Delegates since 2007 who represents Baltimore City’s District 45. Glenn was the main sponsor of H.B. 881 (2014), which created Maryland’s medical cannabis program.

John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Marijuana: A Short History, which traces the history of America's laws and attitudes toward cannabis.

ModeratorProfessor Gregory Dolin, co-director of UB's Center for Medicine and Law, which operates the JHU/UB School of Law Joint Program for Medicine and the Law.


Business/Legislative Panel - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. 

Leah Heise, a Maryland-based regulatory compliance attorney and CEO of the Women Grow advocacy group. 

Darren Weiss, an attorney in Offit Kurman’s Baltimore office who spearheaded the creation of the firm's Cannabis Practice Group. 

Jon Wachs, an attorney in Offit Kurman’s Baltimore office and the co-founder of its Cannabis Practice Group.

Kevin Goldberg, co-founder of Green Leaf Medical and an attorney at Goldberg & Finnegan.

Del. Chris West, a member of the House of Delegates since 2015 who represents Baltimore County’s District 42B.

Moderator: Erin Cox, reporter (state house bureau chief) at The Baltimore Sun.

Registration begins at 2 p.m.

Reception: 6 to 7 p.m. 

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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