Course Description

This course provides an overview of the history of marijuana for medicinal use and PA Act 16, the medical marijuana law for Pennsylvania.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2019 Summer Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Patrick Nightingale, Esq.

    Patrick Nightingale, Esq.

    Patrick K. Nightingale, Esq., is a seasoned criminal defense attorney-at-law, has been deeply involved in the cannabis industry both locally and national since 2008, including the leadership of a grassroots coalition of reformers, and his spearheading successful efforts to pass Pennsylvania decriminalization ordinances. His areas of expertise include search and seizure law, DUI law, drug crimes, white collar crimes, homicide defense, violent felonies, appellate litigation and post-conviction litigation. Prior to private practice, he spent six years with the Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County from 1996-2002, where he successfully litigated many prosecutions, including a capital case. He brings superior experience and knowledge of the law from both sides of the legal system, and is certified to practice in United States Federal Court.

    When it comes to Medicinal Cannabis news, Mr. Nightingale is the “Go-To Expert” for a wide variety of major market media outlets including KDKA TV and Radio, WTAE TV, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune and a host of others throughout Pennsylvania.


Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Materials
    • History of Medical Cannabis
    • PA Medical Marijuana
    • Course Evaluation (Required)