Cannabis Dispute Resolution Institute.
The IB Times reports
Now three Coloradans believe they’ve found a solution. They’re launching the Cannabis Dispute Resolution Institute (CDRI), a Denver nonprofit that aims to be the world’s first arbitration organization focused on marijuana. In a scene awash in Snoop-branded pot strains,designer marijuana handbags and smartphone-enabled grow machines, a marijuana arbitration institute might sound like the least exciting enterprise imaginable. But its founders say they’ve hit upon the sort of legal protection and stability all of these other businesses desperately need. That’s because according to the Federal Arbitration Act and repeated court decisions, arbitration arrangements are legally binding — even if the matters being arbitrated are potentially illegal in the eyes of the court.
In short, CDRA aims to use federal arbitration law to circumnavigate federal drug law.
“The industry is being denied access to justice,” says Michael Reilly, one of CDRI’s principal founders and chairman of its advisory board. “Through arbitration, we can end up with a legal resolution to a dispute. There is a chance to be on the leading edge of this whole process.”
HERE IS THEIR ABOUT US PAGE INFO
What is CDRI?
The Cannabis Dispute Resolution Institute, (CDRI) is the world’s first and only arbitration organization which is focused on the cannabis and hemp industries. CDRI offers business-to-business arbitration and mediation to resolve disputes in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner.
Just like any other globally-traded commodity, cannabis should have its own dispute resolution process. With the conflict between Federal and State laws and regulations, it is important to choose the right arbitration organization, the right arbitration clause, the right arbitration rules, and the right arbitrator. CDRI can help you meet all of these requirements.
The CDRI offers the cannabis and hemp industries (collectively referred to as the “cannabis industry”) the ability to resolve disputes through the legal system, restoring a right which is effectively denied at this time.
The CDRI’s mission is twofold:
(a) to help resolve disputes between cannabis industry members; and to help resolve disputes between cannabis industry members and providers of goods or services to the cannabis industry and
(b) to provide legal stabilization and regularization for the cannabis industry in the form of enforceable contracts and industry-specific dispute resolution procedures and standards.
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CANNABIS – MARIJUANA DISCLOSURE – CDRI’s services are strictly limited to dispute resolution within the confines of relevant state laws and regulations relating to state-legal medical marijuana and cannabis products, and adult use of marijuana, cannabis and hemp products. All activities related to cannabis are currently illegal under the laws of the United States of America and nothing contained herein nor any of our services provided are intended to assist in any way with violation of any applicable law.