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The Road Ahead for Maryland’s Cannabis Program

September 9, 2022 at 11:00 am EDT

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Friday, September 9th
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The Road Ahead for Maryland's Cannabis Program
A Tour of 'Tors: Views from an Operator, Regulator, Legislator and Consultor

Join us on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:00 am for a live panel discussion featuring Delegate Eric Luedtke (Maryland House of Delegates Majority Leader), William Tilburg (Executive Director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission) and Jake Van Wingerden (President of SunMed Growers) as they discuss the critical issues affecting Maryland’s legal cannabis industry. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Wachs of Offit Kurman’s Cannabis Law Group.


This virtual discussion will help you understand:

  • The current opportunities and challenges facing Maryland’s current cannabis program, as seen by a leading legislator, the leading regulator and a top operator within Maryland
  • The likelihood and timeline for expanding Maryland’s program to include adult use purchases
  • Priorities and goals for the future of Maryland’s program as viewed by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, the Maryland legislature and leading industry operators


Delegate Eric Luedtke | Maryland House of Delegates

Eric Luedtke represents District 14 in the Maryland House of Delegates where he serves as the Majority Leader and Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee. As Revenues Subcommittee Chair, he works to reevaluate our tax code to ensure that it works for, and not against, Marylanders. Outside of his role as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public Policy. At their home in Ashton, Delegate Luedtke and his wife, Dawn, raise their four children.

William Tilburg | Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

William Tilburg is the Executive Director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, the agency responsible for regulating Maryland’s medical cannabis program. As Executive Director, Will directs the Commission’s day-to-day activities and leads all legislative and regulatory efforts. Will teaches graduate courses on health law and ethics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland.
Jake Van Wingerden | SunMed Growers
Jake Van Wingerden, a third-generation greenhouse grower, is the CEO of SunMed Growers, the largest cannabis growing facility in Maryland, dedicated to cultivating medical cannabis utilizing “Dutch” style greenhouse technologies. He formerly served as Chair of the Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association, which represents the Maryland’s growers and processors, and remains an active member on the Board of Directors.


This event will be hosted by Offit Kurman's Cannabis Group, featuring Jonathan Wachs.


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.


September 9, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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