Week in Review: Marijuana RICO case victory, MedMen eyes ‘cannabis’ trademark & CA issues first full annual permits

A Colorado marijuana grower wins a milestone racketeering case, MedMen seeks a trademark for the word “cannabis,” and California issues its first full annual MJ business licenses.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week.

Big legal victory

Legal experts said marijuana growers can rest a little easier after a major victory in a racketeering lawsuit.

The suit alleged a Colorado MJ cultivator created a “noxious odor” and other nuisances that depressed neighboring property values.


Steve Schain, a cannabis attorney at Hoban Law Group, characterized the decision as a “sensible verdict consistent with the evidence placed before” the jury.