The Pennsylvania Department of Health is gearing up to release its first
of a series of temporary regulations pertaining to the state’s new
medical marijuana program. Secretary of Health Karen Murphy announced on June 1st, 2016 that the first regulation, which will address growers and producers,
will be coming shortly. An online survey will be available for potential
growers that will allow them to provide their feedback and recommendations
for the potential rule.
On April 17th, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the medical marijuana legalization bill
into law, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to approve the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The full program
is expected to be rolled out over the next 18 to 24 months.
The remaining regulations will follow in time, addressing dispensaries,
physicians, patients and caregivers, and laboratories, respectively. These
interim rules will last for two years from the date of their implementation
and will provide explicit details on how the program will operate. The
full series of regulations are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Senator Daylin Leach, who served as the medical marijuana bill’s
main sponsor and later
joined Sacks Weston Diamond, LLC as an of-counsel attorney, commented on the upcoming regulation release,
stating, “I applaud Secretary Murphy and Governor Wolf for their
quick and thorough work in developing this first set of temporary regulations.
Due to the administration’s diligent work, patients across Pennsylvania
are one step closer to getting the medicine they need.”
Medical Marijuana Attorneys in Philadelphia
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Philadelphia medical marijuana lawyers at Sacks Weston Diamond, LLC can provide the knowledgeable guidance you
need to help you navigate through the laws of this emerging area.
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