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Medical Marijuana is Coming to PA: Are you Ready?

June 23, 2016

By Jo Bennett

In April, Governor Wolf signed legislation making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. Though the law went into effect in May, it will be another 18 months before the program is up and running, as the Commonwealth must first develop regulations for marijuana growers, processors, retailers and prescribing doctors. Ultimately, Pennsylvanians will be able to access the medicine in pill, oil, or ointment form upon a doctor’s determination that they suffer from one of 17 serious conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s Disease, seizures, and multiple sclerosis.

What does all of this mean for employers? Are accommodations required? How will the law affect employee discipline, federal drug testing mandates, and workplace safety? How will it impact health insurance policies?

Join Schnader and The Graham Company on June 30th for a free seminar delving into these topics. For more information and to register, click here.

For more information regarding this or other labor and employment issues, please contact Jo Bennett, a member of Schnader’s Labor and Employment Practices Group. 

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