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Another Federal Court Abstains From Hearing A Cannabis Dispute

Firm Memoranda

In Left Coast Ventures, Inc. v. Bill's Nursery Inc., et al., No. C19-1297 MJP, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210736 (W.D. Wash. Dec. 6, 2019), the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington abstained from adjudicating a contract dispute over a Florida medical marijuana license and remanded the case to state court. The Defendants sought to dismiss the case in its entirety based on a federal illegality defense, but the court ruled that a complete dismissal would discourage parties from complying with state cannabis regulations.

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