Mathew R. Swinburne, J.D., is the Associate Director for the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Team, which is housed at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He is a recognized national expert in cannabis law and policy. His cannabis work includes advising legislators, state and local agencies, law enforcement, community-based organizations, and non-profits on critical issues related to medical and adult-use policy. Appointed by Maryland Governor Wes Moore, Mathew is a member of Maryland’s Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council. In addition to his work at the Network, Mathew developed and taught the State and Federal Cannabis Law and Policy course for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program. The course is one of the first of its kind in the country. He is also an attorney advisor for the University of Maryland’s Public Health Law Clinic and has taught public health law and ethics for the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.