The issues surrounding Pennsylvania State’s stance on medical marijuana
law have been growing for quite some time now. In an attempt to better
understand what is going and what needs to be done next, a bipartisan
workgroup has been assembled. The task force – which is comprised
of over a dozen House members – met several times over the course
of the 2015 summer season.
At each meeting, the focus was to establish and agree upon some of the
key components the issues brought up. By determining amicable solutions
to these issues ahead of time, before they got tangled up in legislation,
they were able to keep a strong focus on what was most important.
Some of the questions regarding medical marijuana in the state that the
workgroup addressed included:
- Who has the governing authority on the issue?
- What should be the licensing structure and how many will be offered?
- What qualifies someone for a medical marijuana recommendation?
- What are the acceptable delivery methods of medical marijuana?
- How much more research does Pennsylvania require on the issue?
What Happens Next?
It is highly likely that the workgroup will continue to have meetings throughout
the year, as some of their concerns were reportedly unconcluded. There
is also a chance that other members of Congress could be invited to the
taskforce to gain access to their own viewpoints and opinions.
As far as gaining ground on legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania,
there are still other groups and organizations pressing the issue. The
American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) is one such group that is pushing for the fair use of medical marijuana
and similar substances. Here at Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, our Pennsylvania
marijuana lawyers are proud to say that we are one of the few law firms willing to stand
up and represent these marijuana industries in their fight for recognition
and proper legislation.
If you would like to know more about how
we are paving the way for changes in Pennsylvania marijuana law, be sure to read more articles in our
blog. If you have questions or concerns regarding the use, production, or distribution
of medical cannabis, you are also encouraged to
contact our team right away. You can start by either calling
215.764.3008 or filling out a
free online case evaluation form today.