Monthly Archives: January 2019

What Cannabis Cultivators and Retailers Need to Know About Product Liability Lawsuits

All signs point to 2019 being another huge year for the cannabis industry, with medicinal and recreational use expanding to more states and the diminishing threat of federal prosecution paving the way for the industry to meet or exceed soaring market expectations.

But with booming sales comes the prospect of booming litigation.  As the number of cannabis users increases, so too will the number of actual or suspected side effects from such use. … More

AG Nominee Barr Will “Not Go After” State-Legal Marijuana Businesses

President Trump’s nominee to replace Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General appears to have a softer stance on state-legal marijuana companies than his predecessor.  During his confirmation hearings today, Barr stated that we would “not go after” marijuana companies that operate legally under state law.

The statement places Barr in stark contrast with Sessions, who rescinded the “Cole Memo” – an Obama-Era Department of Justice memo that deprioritized prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses. … More