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Apr 19, 2018

Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

As Pennsylvania employers are well aware, medical marijuana has been available at state-approved dispensaries since February of 2018.  To date, more than 11,000 Pennsylvanians have been certified by state-approved physicians as having a qualifying medical condition. » Read More

Feb 15, 2018

Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale at Pennsylvania Dispensaries This Week

As you may recall, we wrote late last month that Pennsylvania’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary opened in the Lehigh Valley and expected to have products for sale by February or March of 2018. In the following weeks, a number of dispensaries throughout the state have opened or announced their openings in the near future. » Read More

Nov 07, 2017

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

Ready or not, Pennsylvania employers: your employees could be able to obtain medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries within six months, according to a recent announcement by state officials.  Since Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in April 2016, developments in this area of the law have been fast and furious, and the last few weeks have been no exception. » Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Is It Only A Matter Of Time Before New Jersey Employees Using Medical Marijuana Gain Legal Protections?

There has been a fair amount of press recently speculating as to how New Jersey’s attitude towards marijuana use may change after a new governor is elected.  Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has stated he is in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, and Republican candidate Kim Guadagno is opposed to marijuana legalization.  » Read More

Oct 14, 2016

How does Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana law compare to NJCUMMA?

Recently, I participated in a panel discussion for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Healthcare Summit.  The discussion focused on the workplace implications of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, which went into effect earlier this year.  As my Pennsylvania colleagues wrote about here, the new law prevents employers from discriminating or retaliating against a candidate or employee because he/she is certified to use medical marijuana.  » Read More