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Former Federal Prosecutor Sets Up Medical Marijuana Law Practice

By Dan Herbeck | January 9, 2016

Marc S. Gromis worked as a federal prosecutor for 15 years, going after scam artists who cheated people out of their money. He retired in 2002 as chief of white-collar crime prosecutions in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo.

Now, he’s starting a new legal career. Gromis is believed to be the first lawyer in Western New York to set up a law office focused solely on the state’s new medical marijuana program.

He wants to help qualified patients and caregivers get access to medical marijuana. He wants to help the state’s authorized producers and sellers of marijuana to avoid legal problems. He wants to help other business people to navigate state laws to become sanctioned sellers. And he wants to help marijuana advocacy groups to fight for improvements in the state’s law.

“New York State’s program for medical marijuana can use a lot of improvement, but it’s a big first step in the right direction,” Gromis said.

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