Webinar: Understanding the Impact of Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Date: September 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This one hour panel-format webinar focuses on the legal and practical issues presented by legalization of medical marijuana, with the final 15 minutes reserved for Q & A. 

Key topics to be addressed are:

  • The intersection between the Americans with Disabilities Act and Maryland's Medical Marijuana laws.  How do these laws impact reasonable accommodation requests?
  • The interplay between federal and state housing laws, specifically as they pertain to seniors.  Can an assisted living facility prohibit residents from consuming medical marijuana in a state where such activity is legal?
  • A summary of medical marijuana-related legislation enacted in 2018.  What can we expect the Maryland legislature to take up during the next term? 

Panelists include:

Tiffany Releford, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Ms. Releford represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations and individuals in matters involving discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion and age.  She has appeared before state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the D.C. Office of Human Rights and the Prince George's County Human Relations Commission.  She has a background in human resources.

Erek Barron, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Mr. Barron is a Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Prince George's County, and serves on the House Health & Government Operations Committee. He has been both a state and federal prosecutor, as well as counsel and policy advisor to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.

Allen Honick, Associate, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Mr. Honick represents clients in complex business disputes, as well as civil rights, medical malpractice and general negligence claims.  He also serves in the role of outside general counsel on a wide range of issues that include cannabis law, real estate acquisition and management, corporate governance and entity formation and planning.