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Powers & Duties

On April 17, 2016, the Governor of Pennsylvania signed into law Act 16 of 2016, the Medical Marijuana Act, which charged the Commission with new duties.

Pursuant to Section 2101.1 of the Medical Marijuana Act, the Commission now has responsibilities for:

  1. Issuing determinations as to whether particular persons would be subject to restrictions regarding holding a financial interest in, or being employed by, a medical marijuana organization or a holding company, affiliate, intermediary or subsidiary thereof; and
  2. Biennially publishing a listing of all State, county, municipal and other government positions meeting the applicable definitions of the terms “public official” or “executive-level public employee,” which are two of the categories of persons subject to the aforesaid restrictions.