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Can I use medical marijuana while on probation in Pennsylvania?

With the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, more and more people are taking marijuana to treat ailments.  While Pennsylvania law allows people to take medical marijuana if they go through the approval process, the possession of marijuana is still illegal under Federal law.  People that get into legal trouble and are sentenced to probation… view more

Pennsylvania Top Prosecutor Recommends Legalization of Marijuana

The Pennsylvania Attorney General took to Twitter recently to throw his support behind the legalization of marijuana use for people over the age of 21.  Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor stated that “[c]ontinuing to criminalize adult personal marijuana use is a waste of limited law enforcement resources, it disproportionately impacts our minority communities and it does not… view more

Pennsylvania Adds Prosecution Immunity In Underage Drinking Case To Encourage Calls For Medical Assistance

In November of 2018, Pennsylvania added a law that expanded immunity from prosecution for underage drinking for young adults suffering from an alcohol overdose.  The clear intent and purpose of the law was to encourage young adults to call for medical assistance for their intoxicated friends instead of focusing on the criminal charges that could… view more

Tis the Burglary Season in State College

For most people, the Christmas season is a time of giving and joy. Regrettably, in the State College area, this time of year is also known for burglaries and thefts. Why would State College be different from other areas? Much of State College’s population consists of Penn State students, and the vast majority of Penn… view more

Marijuana Is Still Illegal At Penn State

It is late August, which means that State College and Penn State University is welcoming a new class of incoming freshmen and a returning batch of upperclassmen.  With regard to the freshmen class, many of them will be experiencing their first long term separation from their parents, and that separation means a lack of direct… view more

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana and Drug DUI Laws

In February of 2018, Pennsylvania residents were able to obtain medicinal marijuana.  Regrettably, questions regarding the whether or not the marijuana can be “legally” possessed and “legally” ingested or consumed is still an issue.  Pennsylvania law still generally prohibits a person from possessing marijuana, and the distribution or delivery of marijuana remains a felony offense. … view more