Members Take Deep Dive into Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

A large crowd of interested business leaders received an in-depth presentation on Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law at a breakfast seminar held on June 27 at the Greenly Center, sponsored by WorkPlace Health, and co-organized by the Chamber and PA CareerLink Columbia/Montour Counties. The event featured breakfast from T.K. Witch and coffee from Bason Coffee.

Attorney John Kutner, who handles employment law and workers’ compensation matters at Weber Gallagher, a law firm based in Philadelphia, gave a 75-minute presentation that covered the basics of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, which was passed in 2016 and implemented beginning in 2017, explored federal policy on the matter and areas where the two conflict, and also reviewed case law from other states that have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana.

Since there have yet to be many major cases in Pennsylvania related to employment matters and medical marijuana, there still remains a large unknown with the law’s implementation being just two years old. Still, based on court rulings in other states that have similar laws, there were still lessons to be learned and advice to be taken for business leaders when crafting and adjusting workplace policies.

The entire presentation (approx. 75 minutes) can be viewed below, or by visiting the Chamber’s YouTube channel.