What’s the Buzz in Cannabis Policy Reform? Find out at #MACoCon

Recreational cannabis use has come to several states and is likely to be accepted in Maryland soon. Attached to such reform are a variety of considerations about many aspects of public policy and society.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Cannabis Policy Reform: Getting into the Weeds,” an expert panel will detail the potential avenues for reform in Maryland and how counties might be impacted.

Cannabis Policy Reform: Getting into the Weeds

Description: As the State considers options for policy reform related to recreational cannabis use, counties will be impacted in a variety of ways. From human resources considerations to public safety and justice to public health and land use issues, county governments will be at the forefront of implementation and accountability. Panelists will discuss potential avenues for legislative reform, what counties can expect, and how to best prepare for change. 


  • Shad Ewart, Chair, Anne Arundel Community College School of Business and Law
  • Kevin Karpinski, Karpinski, Colaresi and Karp, PA  
  • Debra Borden, Deputy General Counsel, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Moderator: The Honorable Stephen Wantz, Commissioner, Carroll County

Date/Time: Friday, December 10, 2021; 11:15 am  12:15 pm

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from December 8-10.

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