Momentum is building to ease existing restrictions on cannabis use both nationwide and in Pennsylvania, hinting at potential growth opportunities for local cannabis businesses and legal practices serving the industry.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has officially moved to reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance, potentially alleviating tax burdens on cannabis businesses; and Pennsylvania’s legislature is eyeing legalizing the sale of cannabis for adult recreational use, although the policy changes at both the national and state level will take some time.