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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Lawyers

About Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act

Attorney Andrew Sacks

Sacks Weston Diamond LLC provides high-quality representation to companies who want to get involved in the medical marijuana industry. In Pennsylvania, the Medical Marijuana Act provides for the use of cannabis in the treatment of patients suffering from various debilitating medical conditions. Under the act, marijuana dispensaries and growers/producers are able to distribute marijuana-derived products legally without criminal consequences.

Under the Act, the number of permitted growers/producers and dispensaries is limited. You will need the Awarded Top 60 Marijuana Blogbest lawyers to help you to try to get an application for any aspect of the medical marijuana industry approved. Our firm not only understands the application process but has been very involved in the political process to get the act passed.

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Our firm is the only law firm that belongs to the American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH). ATACH was extremely active in the successful lobbying efforts for the passage of the act. Having years of experience in helping to get this act passed, our firm sits uniquely experienced to represent and help the industry grow and prosper.

Our medical marijuana attorneys can help you in cases involving:

  • Licensing
  • Zoning
  • Growing
  • Producing
  • Selling
  • Leases
  • Contracts
  • Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Litigation

Serving Clients Throughout Philadelphia

Patients, hospitals and other health treatment facilities, physicians, nurses, pain management specialists who want to receive or dispense marijuana-derived treatments for medical purposes will have to go through the Department of Health's procedures and registration application process. We can help you through that process. We can also help any university or medical facility wanting to research the health effects of medical marijuana.

  • Growers/producers
  • Dispensaries
  • Verticals
  • Hospitals
  • Medical schools
  • Clinics
  • Universities
  • Ancillary services

Have a complex matter involving medical marijuana? Contact the attorneys at Sacks Weston Diamond, LLC online or call (215) 764-3008 to begin a consultation.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card

In 2016, Pennsylvania passed a law that allowed patients to get a signed recommendation from their doctors that medical marijuana may mitigate the patient’s debilitating medical symptoms. Qualified patients with their physician’s recommendation my register with the state Department of Health and can receive a Pennsylvania medical marijuana identification card. With this card, patients are allowed to purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed marijuana dispensaries. Find out more about what conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card and how you can obtain one in Pennsylvania.

Conditions That Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards

In Pennsylvania, patients who are diagnosed with severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions may be eligible to obtain a medical marijuana card. These conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord injuries with muscle spasms
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathies
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Intractable seizures
  • Glaucoma
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Severe or intractable neuropathic pain that cannot or should not be treated with conventional therapeutic intervention
  • Autism
  • Terminal illness with a life expectancy of 1 year or less
  • Ulcerative colitis

Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card

There are a number of requirements that you need to meet in order to be eligible for a medical marijuana card. These requirements are:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania with proof of residency
  • Be diagnosed by a physician with a debilitating or life-threatening condition
  • Be able to present legitimate medical records and documentation from the physician regarding the condition
  • Be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) as a qualifying patient

In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, you must receive a signed certification from a physician stating you have a qualifying condition. This certification will be submitted along with your application to the DOH. There is also an application fee that must be submitted with your application, but if you can demonstrate financial hardship, the fee may be waived.

Once a medical marijuana identification card has been issued, you may purchase medical marijuana at any authorized dispensary in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is still in the process of granting permits to dispensaries and it is predicted that dispensaries will be opening early in 2018 to begin selling medical marijuana products.

Limits on Marijuana Products

Pennsylvania is limiting the amount of product that can be dispensed to a patient or their caregiver by dispensaries. You cannot receive more than a 30-day supply of product, and it can only be dispensed when the patient has a 7-day supply left. Similar to a prescription, you can only receive a certain amount on a regular schedule.

There are only certain products that a dispensary will be able to sell. They will not be able to see the dried flower buds or leaves of marijuana plants. Approved products are:

  • Oils
  • Tinctures
  • Topical ointments, creams, or gels
  • Pills
  • Vaporization or nebulization forms that are medically appropriate
  • Liquids

Talk to a Philadelphia marijuana lawyer today. Just dial (215) 764-3008.
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Our team at Sacks Weston Diamond LLC looks forward to the opportunity to represent any company or caregiver who is interested in taking advantage of the new legislation regarding medical marijuana.

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"In my many years in business, I have employed many law firms; none have come close to matching the level of dedication and professionalism I encountered with your Law Firm." - William Mathers
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