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January 3, 2018

CHOOSE ONE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA OR GUN OWNERSHIP

Some sick people will have to make a difficult decision: Is taking the medicine they are legally allowed to obtain under state law worth surrendering their constitutional right to keep and bear arms? You can be an alcoholic, addicted to prescription drugs or have been voluntarily committed to a mental institute and still purchase a firearm under federal law. However, if you obtain a medical marijuana card to treat an illness, you are forbidden under federal law to purchase or own a firearm. Twenty nine states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have legalized

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August 9, 2017

Massachusetts Court Protects Medical Marijuana Use by Employees

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that employers cannot fire employees who have a prescription to use medical marijuana with the sole reason being the employee’s use of the drug. The case arose from the firing of a prescribed patient of medical marijuana testing positive for marijuana on a company drug test. She had just been hired and made the company aware of her medical marijuana use, which the company had said should not be an issue. However, during her second day at the job she was fired for the failed drug...

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August 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Doctors Now Able to Register to Provide Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry continued to progress forward with the announcement of the practitioner registry becoming operational. The practitioner registry will allow Pennsylvania doctors to register to obtain the necessary training required for them to begin writing medical marijuana prescriptions to qualified patients. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, in order to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must: • Apply to the department to be registered with...

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July 26, 2017

Recreational Marijuana Use in Nevada Hit a Minor Rough Patch

Nevada, whose voters approved legislation legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana starting July 1, 2017, are facing some issues as a result of a group of wholesale liquor distributors filing a lawsuit claiming they have the exclusive right to the distribution of recreational marijuana. The ballot measure for recreational marijuana provided that for the first 18 months only liquor distributors would be given distribution licenses. This...

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July 20, 2017

SORNA Registration Held to be Unconstituional when Applied Retroactively

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that the retroactive application of Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) violates the ex post facto clauses of both the United State Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution. People who were convicted of a sexual offense before SORNA became effective in December 2012 are subject to the Megan’s Law registration requirements that were in...

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