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Court Dismisses Civil RICO Suit Against Marijuana Supplier, Tees Up Potential Circuit Split

Aug. 27, 2018—[Updated 8/30 to add two new sources with useful background on these lawsuits.] Last week, the US District Court for the District of Oregon dismissed a civil RICO lawsuit brought by a landowner against a neighboring marijuana supplier. The full decision in Ainsworth v. Owenby is available here; page citations below are to the linked...

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PharmaCann v. BV Development: Another Land Use Issue Confronts Marijuana Suppliers

Mar. 21, 2018—As discussed in the book, marijuana suppliers have a relatively difficult time leasing real property for their operations (see pages 655-662). The problem stems from a provision of the federal Controlled Substances Act CSA) that makes it a crime for a landlord to lease any real property “for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing . ....

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