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The New Cannabis Laws and How They Impact the Workplace

September 19 at 12:00 pm EDT

The New Cannabis Laws and How They Impact the Workplace
Tuesday, September 19th
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Attention Maryland Employers, did you know that recreational cannabis has been available for our residents for over a few months now? As a business owner, are you curious about how this new law will impact your workplace?

Would you join us for a unique and informative virtual lunch and learn event?

Our panel experts will delve into the intricacies of the new Maryland Recreational Cannabis law, demystify cannabis impairment, discuss HR options, and highlight safety management policies. This virtual event will include a breakout session to discuss with your peers "What considerations and changes, if any, do you think your organization needs to make?".

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the game and ensure a safe, compliant, and thriving workplace environment.


Russell Berger Square

Russell Berger
Principal & General Counsel | Offit Kurman

Russell Berger is a business counselor serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses as an outside general counsel and as a labor and employment attorney.

As outside general counsel, Russell is a strategic partner who helps growth-minded clients navigate the opportunities and challenges, seen and unseen, that come with running a business. A thoughtful and proactive problem solver, he leverages the resources of Offit Kurman to provide the exact experience and knowledge that clients need on a range of matters.

As a top-rated labor and employment attorney, Russell provides business counsel to employers on employee matters. He is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts.

Leigh Vinocur

Leigh Vinocur

Chief Medical Officer, Medical Cannabis Physician and Expert

Ananda Medical Practice & Consulting


Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board-certified emergency physician and recognized television medical expert. She received one of the country’s first master’s degrees in medical cannabis science and therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she continues to lecture. Dr. Vinocur was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the state’s newly formed Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council in 2023. As a medical cannabis physician and expert, her Ananda Medical Practice and Counseling has been active since Maryland’s medical cannabis laws passed in 2016. Her practice is focused on educating often through tailor-made training programs for patients, clinicians, and industry with the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical cannabis science, safety and therapeutics. She is a frequent guest lecturer and grand round presenter and is a regular contributor to the Hearst publication, GreenState, where her “Ask Dr. Leigh” column answers readers’ questions related to medical cannabis.

Dr. Fancene Scott Diehl

Dr. Francene Scott Diehl 

Vice President of Safety


Dr. Francene Scott Diehl has over 25 years of professional safety experience. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania, her Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Technology (Occupational Safety and Health Concentration) from Murray State University. Dr. Scott Diehl is featured in safety journal publications and has presented at many national safety industry events.



Jim Ries

Jim Ries

Director of Business Development, Offit Kurman


Kieffer Rittenhouse

Kieffer Rittenhouse

Vice President/Partner, Integrated Insurance Solutions



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September 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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