The Medical Marijuana Act, signed in April 2016, legalized the medicinal use of regulated cannabis throughout Pennsylvania. In the 23 states to have previously legalized marijuana to one extent or another, the industry has – as expected – been booming. If you are considering starting or investing in a medical marijuana-based business in Pennsylvania, it is an exciting time, but you also need to be careful to follow the letter of the law.
At The Slocum Firm, we followed the Medical Marijuana Act (formerly Senate Bill 3) from its initial introduction through the end of the legislative process. While the Medical Marijuana Act may be new, our attorneys are not strangers to understanding, interpreting, and applying the law. We are well-versed in the 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.
Our Medical Marijuana Consulting Services
Our attorneys are actively representing clients throughout Pennsylvania in the following areas:
Starting a New Medical Marijuana Business
If you are seeking to start a new medical 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.
Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Business License
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.
Investing in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Industry
If you are considering an investment in a medical 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.
Compliance with The Medical Marijuana Act
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:
- Medical marijuana entrepreneurs
- Cannabis growers, processors, and dispensers
- Established medical marijuana organizations
- Investors in Pennsylvania-based medical marijuana businesses
- Healthcare groups and medical institutions
- Physicians prescribing medical marijuana
Legally Rooted, The Source for Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Organizations
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 marijuana business in Pennsylvania.
The Slocum Firm | Experienced Attorneys for Medical Marijuana Organizations in Pennsylvania
To speak with an attorney about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, 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.