Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that William G. Roark recently received the Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) recognizing his work in starting up the Association’s Medical Marijuana & Hemp Law Committee several years ago. Special Achievement Awards are given at the behest of the PBA Board of Governors. They recognize those lawyers and individuals who have provided time and resources to improve the association and the legal profession.

In 2017, Bill co-led – along with Andrew B. Sacks and Jerry R. DeSiderato – the successful launch of the PBA Medical Marijuana & Hemp Law Committee and they have continued to serve as its leaders since then. The committee sprang to life immediately and acted as a conduit for information and resources as the legalization of medical marijuana came into being. The committee quickly focused its attention on the various aspects of medical marijuana, creating subcommittees to monitor areas such as zoning and land use, health, legislation, education, employment and others. It has held several successful CLE symposiums which have served to educate all individuals associated with and affected by the medical marijuana issue. The committee continues to actively monitor the various aspects of medical marijuana and hemp and is an excellent statewide resource for those whose work is focused on the issue.