Bill Roark presented at a “Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate” seminar on May 18, 2017. The seminar was hosted by Suburban West Realtors Association, Montgomery County Development Corporation and CCIM Institute. Mr. Roark provided attendees with an overview of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act and the impact this new industry is having on real estate. During the first phase of permit applications, prospective operators were targeting properties of every size and type. Some municipalities were caught off guard while others had already adopted zoning amendments. With a new industry comes new challenges. Attendees at the seminar learned how to identify the most common needs and issues in this emerging market.