Monthly Archives: November 2018

Partner Kevin Conroy Speaks to Law360 About Cannabis Wins in the Midterms

Voters in conservative states pushed forward a wave of cannabis legalization initiatives during Tuesday’s midterm elections, a showing of bipartisan support that experts say bodes well for the industry as it looks to go mainstream.

Michigan’s Proposal 1, which establishes the legal and regulated sale of cannabis for adults 21 and older, passed with about 55 percent of the vote, according to the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office.… More

Colorado Jury Sides with Cannabis Grower in RICO Lawsuit

A Colorado federal jury sided last week with a cannabis cultivation business owner against his neighbor in one of the first Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) lawsuits against a cannabis grower to reach a jury verdict in the nation.  The plaintiffs in Reilly v. 6480 Pickney brought suit under the federal RICO statute, arguing that certain predicate acts related to marijuana cultivation led to odors and noises emanating from the defendant’s business facility that had damaged plaintiffs’… More

A Trap for the Unwary: Cannabis Health Claims Likely to Draw Scrutiny from Advertising Regulators

With the opening of the East Coast’s first marijuana retailer just days away, consumers in Massachusetts may soon begin seeing advertisements promoting all manner of cannabis products, services, and establishments.  The state’s Cannabis Control Commission has drafted regulationsthat place restrictions on marijuana advertising, but even with those restrictions, there is still plenty of opportunity for retailers and product manufacturers to promote cannabis to consumers, particularly online and on mobile apps,… More