The Blame Game: Cannabis Edition

 Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 CLM Magazine

Cannabis is a topic that is relatively new to litigation, and is gaining in popularity with every passing day.

A recent Senate committee hearing revealed that about 65 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, and 93 percent of Americans support medical marijuana.

Americans’ access to cannabis has also grown as states pass various laws allowing medical and adult use of the plant.

It is no surprise, then, that civil litigation and the claims that culminate in civil jury trials are also seeing cannabis becoming an element.

We recently searched for jury verdicts that involved cannabis in order to test whether your assessment of the impact of cannabis is on point with these outcomes, including as much detail as gleaned from jury verdicts and news reports concerning liability and damages.