The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. announced today the formation of a Medical Marijuana Practice Group. Pennsylvania’s recently passed Medical Marijuana Act allows patients who are under a physician’s care and suffer from certain serious medical conditions to consume medical marijuana. Although the Medical Marijuana Act became law in Pennsylvania in April of this year, the difficult work of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana program falls to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which will be publishing regulations over the next 18 to 24 months.
“This new legislation is based on substantial medical testimony about the benefits that medical marijuana can provide for Pennsylvanians suffering from several different illnesses. We will provide the legal support required for our clients to produce and distribute medical marijuana in a lawful and efficient manner,” said Tom Peterson, Managing Shareholder of Tucker Arensberg.
“The Medical Marijuana Act provides the framework,” says Barry K. Nelson, Chair of the Medical Marijuana Practice Group, “but the Department of Health is responsible implementing and administering the Medical Marijuana program. The regulations will affect everything from how to obtain a permit to grow, process, and dispense Medical Marijuana, to how Medical Marijuana can be transported and stored, to where it can be dispensed, so we’re tracking developments very closely.”