Marijuana Regulation and Social Equity

Concurrent Sessions 3: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This session will examine the public health costs associated with the enforcement of marijuana laws and state efforts to incorporate social equity measures into the growing legal marijuana market. Specifically, the panel will explore expungement measures, efforts to increase minority owned businesses, social equity employment measures, community investment measures focused on repairing the damages created by our nation’s war on drugs, and the legal and practical challenges states face in the implementation of these policies.


  • Mathew Swinburne, JD, Associate Director, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region Office


  • Camille Gourdet, JD, MA, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
  • William Tilburg, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission