Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. The Cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Its usage in modern times is controversial, and in recent years the American Medical Association, the MMA, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other medical organizations have issued statements opposing its usage for medicinal purposes.
Posts about Medical Marijuana
    • PTO Suspends PTAB Atty Who Filed Multiple TM Apps For Cannabis Client

      The USPTO has suspended a PTO-employed attorney for thirty (30) days for practicing trademark law before the Office for private clients, in violation of federal conflicts of interest laws. See In re Tara K. Laux, Proc. No. D2016-39 (USPTO Dir. Mar. 9, 2017). According to a settlement agreement reached with the OED Director, attorney Tara Laux, who has worked at the USPTO since ...

      Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 10 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Marijuana DUI Blood Test Marijuana DUI | Amendment 2 In November 2016, the citizens of Florida passed Amendment 2. Amendment 2 legalizes possession and use of marijuana for individuals who have been diagnosed with certain debilitating illnesses. Given the passage of Amendment 2…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 19 readers -
  • Watch out for Higher Rents For Medical Marijuana Businesses

    … Any entrepreneur looking to participate in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program understands that one of the biggest expenses and concerns is the location of the operation of the marijuana business venture. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning on issuing 25 permits for grower/processors and 50 permits for dispensaries (with up…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • Election Day For Marijuana

    … It’s election day for marijuana. The number of states legalizing marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use continues to grow. Five more states have ballot initiatives for the legalization of recreation/adult use marijuana and four more states have medical marijuana ballot initiatives. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • The Possible Ethical Conflict Facing Pennsylvania Marijuana Attorneys

    … As readers of my blog are aware, there is a conflict between state laws legalizing medical or recreational/adult marijuana use and federal law which continues to classify marijuana as an illegal drug. Despite federal law, the marijuana business is booming and states are rapidly changing their laws to allow some form legal marijuana (medical…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • Workers’ Compensation and Medical Marijuana

    … by Karl Voigt This April, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted Act 16 of 2016 (the Medical Marijuana Program),which will enable patients with serious medical conditions to purchase marijuana to treat their symptoms. This is viewed as a conservative approach to the legalization of marijuana in certain circumstances, not a wholesale and liberal…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • PA’s Safe Harbor Letter for medical marijuana

    … The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has published temporary regulations 28 PA. Code Ch. 1131 et seq. relating to “Safe Harbor Letter”. The temporary regulations are published by the DOH under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (the “MMA”) see 35 P.S. §§10231.101-10231-2110. The temporary regulations pertain to section 2106 of the MMA…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana, a viable alternative to opioid painkillers.

    … Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act allows patients who are afflicted with one of 17 serious medical conditions to be certified to use medical marijuana. Included as a separate and distinct medical condition in the enumerated 17 serious medical conditions is “severe chronic or intractable pain.” Severe pain is also a symptom which is common…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • Ohio becomes the 25th State to legalize medical marijuana.

    … On June 8, 2016, the State of Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor John Kasich signed a bill legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill will take effect in 90 days. Much like Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law the law will not be fully operational for about two years. During that time, temporary regulations…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • Will Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act get Doc Blocked?

    … Under Pennsylvania’s newly enacted Medical Marijuana Act, there are 17 Serious Medical Conditions for which a patient may be prescribed medical marijuana. For a patient to be allowed to use medical marijuana, that patient must be issued an identification card under Section 501 of the Act. The Department of Health (“DOH”) may issue…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana – Not in my backyard?

    … When Governor Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana bill into law on April 17, 2016, it opened the door to an industry that will greatly impact all levels of state and local regulation, including local zoning ordinances. Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law allows a maximum of 25 growers/processors and a maximum of 150 dispensaries. Local…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
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