Hilary Bricken of Harris Moure writes her regular column for Above the Law on May 16, 2016 

In this piece she discusses arbitration and contract enforceability under state law

“One of the questions that needs to be answered in every state with marijuana legalization is whether marijuana contracts are enforceable in state court. If an activity is legal under state law but illegal under federal law, the state courts need to determine whether contracts involving the activity are for an “illegal” purpose and thus void under standard contract law. Courts in Colorado and California have come down on both sides of the issue. Until there is clarity, arbitration is a good workaround for cannabis businesses.”

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