Since Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in April of 2016, we have received a number of questions from employers on this topic. One of the most frequent questions we get is when employees will be able to obtain medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries. After months of waiting, we finally have an answer. Last week, the state’s very first licensed medical marijuana dispensary, Keystone Canna Remedies, opened in Bethlehem. The company’s officials said that they expect to have products to sell by February or March of 2018.
As medical marijuana will be available in the Lehigh Valley in a matter of weeks, employers must be prepared to deal with the numerous issues relating to medical marijuana in the workplace. For questions about this or any other labor and employment topic, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Labor and Employment Department.