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Oregon Marijuana Laws: Buying and Selling Land is a Trip

There are 48,699 registered marijuana growers under Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program. Some of these growers grow a couple of plants for a patient or two, and others produce at the program limits of 24 mature plants. There are grow sites with just one or two growers, and others with dozens of growers and 100 or

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Marijuana Commercial Leases: This Industry Is Different, You Know

As so many of you know, few landlords are willing to rent to marijuana businesses. They are afraid of the very real possibility of losing their property in a federal civil asset forfeiture action. The federal government has been known to seize property being used for cultivating, manufacturing, or selling marijuana. In the last seven

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Real Property Forfeiture For Marijuana Tenants: Your Marijuana Leasehold Is Key

Why do commercial landlords still hesitate to rent to marijuana businesses? In addition to the remote possibility of a landlord getting arrested and prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, landlords face the very real threat of losing their property via a civil asset forfeiture. The federal