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 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.