Once a niche filled by criminal and regulatory boutiques, cannabis law in more recent years has seen entry by Big Law firms, whose practice area mix and geographic reach give them an advantage with clients who are lobbying for the continued expansion of their nascent industry in various jurisdictions.

Pennsylvania’s medicinal cannabis industry boomed in the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s move to legalize medical marijuana in 2016, followed by a permitting process for dispensaries, granting access for patients starting in 2018.