RICO claim dismissal pushes cannabis cultivators off the tightropeFebruary 7, 2023 – Article
Cannabis Co-Chair Priya Sopori published "RICO claim dismissal pushes cannabis cultivators off the tightrope" in the Daily Journal.
Those in the cannabis business walk a tightrope in California. Businesses must stay balanced entirely on state law. Any misstep into federal interstate commerce risks criminal jeopardy. But if a business does walk that line, pay its taxes, and obtain its licenses, which protections of federal laws can it receive? Not a civil RICO action, according to a recent Ninth Circuit decision.