The Supreme Court’s decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson places too much reliance on Bankruptcy Trustees.

In a previous blog, I was asked to write a blog on the recent May 15, 2017 United States Supreme Court decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, docket no. 16-348. In a 5-3 vote the Supreme Court reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit holding that the … Continue reading The Supreme Court’s decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson places too much reliance on Bankruptcy Trustees.

Protection Consumers Have Under Federal and State Law From Creditors and Debt Collectors.

If you have defaulted on your credit card obligations or other debts, you have likely been subjected to calls and letters and from debt collectors, attorneys, and/or creditors threatening legal action if you don’t pay. What many may not realize is that as a debtor you are afforded protection from unfair debt collection practices under … Continue reading Protection Consumers Have Under Federal and State Law From Creditors and Debt Collectors.

Pennsylvania’s “Ride on Red” law.

On July 20, 2016, Governor Wolf approved legislation that would allow motorists to proceed with caution through a red light if the vehicle presence is not detected by the signal’s detection system and fails to change to green. Act 101, more commonly know as the “ride on red” law gives anyone on the road the … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s “Ride on Red” law.

Pennsylvania Announces the First Phase of Permit Applications for Grower/Processors and Dispensaries.

Yesterday, Secretary of Health, Dr. Karen Murphy of the Pennsylvania Department of Health ("DOH") announced that applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available at the Pennsylvania DOH's website, http://www.health.pa.gov, beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017. In less than a year, Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading Pennsylvania Announces the First Phase of Permit Applications for Grower/Processors and Dispensaries.

Concerns on both sides when drafting a commercial lease for a medical marijuana business.

In the upcoming year, medical marijuana businesses will be applying for permits to conduct business in Pennsylvania as either a grower/processor or a dispensary. In my previous blog, I commented on how it may be significantly more costly to rent property for a medical marijuana business than a non-marijuana business as result of the risks … Continue reading Concerns on both sides when drafting a commercial lease for a medical marijuana business.

Failure to Clean Your Car Of Snow Could Cost You.

Whether you are dreaming of a White Christmas or not do not forget to clean your car windows of snow and ice this winter. Not only is it a smart idea for safety purposes but it is also the law in Pennsylvania. Title 75 § 4524. Windshield obstructions and wipers, states: (a) Obstruction on front … Continue reading Failure to Clean Your Car Of Snow Could Cost You.

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 to three locations per each … Continue reading Watch out for Higher Rents For Medical Marijuana Businesses

What The Nomination Of Senator Jeffrey Sessions as Attorney General Could Mean to the Legal Marijuana Industry.

On election day in November, I wrote a blog article outlining the states which were voting to legalize either recreational or medical marijuana. Eight states voted on election day to legalize marijuana in some form bringing the total number of states who legalized recreational marijuana to eight and medical marijuana to 29. 1 in 5 … Continue reading What The Nomination Of Senator Jeffrey Sessions as Attorney General Could Mean to the Legal Marijuana Industry.

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 are all states with existing medical marijuana programs who … Continue reading Election Day For Marijuana

DOH Announces Important Updates On PA’s Medical Marijuana Program Including Draft Regulations for Growers/Processors.

On August 18, 2016, Secretary of Health, Karen Murphy held a press conference to give four important updates on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program. One update was the previous announcement of John Collins named as the director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. The biggest update was Secretary Murphy’s announcement that the Department of Health finished … Continue reading DOH Announces Important Updates On PA’s Medical Marijuana Program Including Draft Regulations for Growers/Processors.