Josephine County's Attempt to Upend Oregon Cannabis Laws Has Failed

Josephine County's Attempt to Upend Oregon Cannabis Laws Has Failed

A judge dismissed a potentially industry-shaking lawsuit in Oregon.

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September 12, 2018
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One of Oregon’s largest cannabis-producing counties likely isn’t going to be able to unravel the state’s permissive marijuana laws, after all.

 

A U.S. magistrate judge has recommended dismissal of a lawsuit Josephine County filed against the state of Oregon, finding the county has no standing to sue the state, and hasn’t proved it’s been injured by laws allowing growth and consumption of recreational and medical cannabis.

 

Read the full lawsuit here

 

The recommendation will now go before a U.S. district judge, who will decide whether to dismiss the case.

 

The finding caps a case that cannabis-industry attorneys worried could have nationwide effects, even as they scoffed at the legal theories behind it.

 

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