With the rapid legalization of both medical and recreational cannabis throughout the country, NOW is the time for entrepreneurs, investors, and medical professionals to know where they stand legally in an industry whose regulations change frequently.
We followed the legalization of cannabis through the country, particularly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When each state enacted their medical marijuana laws, we dedicated time to learn those laws fully. We are well-versed in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act’s complexities, and we are well-positioned to help medical marijuana organizations, physicians, and patients remain compliant with the law’s regulations and requirements. We have also become well-versed in New Jersey’s CUMMA program, which legalized medical marijuana in that state.
We continue to follow each state’s journey toward recreational legalization and encourage you to click here in order to stay up-to-date regarding this industry.
Our attorneys are actively representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the following areas:
If you are seeking to start a new medical or recreational marijuana business in Pennsylvania, you will need to comply with a number of requirements that do not apply to other types of businesses. Complicating matters further, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana regulations will change as the industry grows over the next few years, and businesses involved in the industry will need to remain on their toes to avoid falling behind in terms of compliance. Our attorneys can help you start your medical marijuana business, and we can guide you through the regulatory landscape as it continues to shape itself over time. We recommend acting early when dealing with recreational marijuana businesses. Once recreational usage is legalized, there will be a large number of businesses trying to cash in on the industry. The attorneys at The Slocum Firm can help with structuring your business to be ready for legalization.
Among the requirements for establishing a medical marijuana organization in Pennsylvania is the requirement to obtain a medical marijuana permit. This requires, among other things: paying steep permit fees, having access to significant capital, passing an FBI background check, and completing an arduous application process. There are limits on the number of permits available under the Medical Marijuana Act as well. At The Slocum Firm, we can assist you in applying for (or renewing) your medical marijuana permit in Pennsylvania.
If you are considering an investment in a marijuana organization, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney. The Medical Marijuana Act contains a number of restrictions on specific medical marijuana investors (such as physicians and public employees), and there are federal laws and regulations that apply to business investment opportunities as well. While an investment in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry can be highly lucrative, it can also be highly risky, and it is important to take proactive measures to mitigate your risk as much as possible.
We are available to advise clients involved in all facets of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana economy with respect to compliance under the Medical Marijuana Act. From covered conditions and prescription limitations to advertising restrictions, there is plenty you need to know. If you have questions about complying with the Medical Marijuana Act, we are happy to sit down with you and walk you through the pertinent requirements.
At The Slocum Firm, we serve clients including, but not limited to:
For more information about the Medical Marijuana Act, we encourage you to visit LegallyRooted.org. The Slocum Firm sponsors Legally Rooted, and here you will find news, informational articles, and additional resources for starting and running a medical or recreational marijuana business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
To speak with an attorney about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, or investing and business opportunities, contact The Slocum Firm to arrange a confidential consultation. Call our Scranton, PA law offices at (877) 410-2341 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.