Employment Law

Employment Law Issues in Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act

, The Legal Intelligencer

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Act 16 of 2016, the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), 35 Pa.C.S.A. §10231.101, et seq., effective May 17, 2016, puts Pennsylvania among the growing number of states permitting the use of marijuana for prescribed medicinal purposes. The MMA, like all state laws purporting to "legalize" marijuana use, squarely conflicts with federal law, which still considers marijuana to be a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act with no legitimate medical uses, see 21 U.S.C. Sections 812(b)(1)(A)-(C); 844(a).

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  • K.C. Cunilio

    Hi John - great analysis. As a recovering Pennsylvanian living (and soon to be practicing) in Colorado, I just wanted to point out that the Coats v. Dish citation should end (Colo. 2015) and not (Co. 2015).

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