Legal Pot Leaves Product Liability Attys Dazed, Confused

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 8:34 PM EST) -- The legalization of marijuana in Colorado earlier this month has created a budding new industry in the state, but the undercooked regulatory scheme governing the product — particularly the mandatory health warning labels — exposes sellers to potentially significant liability.

Dispensaries in Colorado began selling marijuana to consumers Jan. 1, a development made possible by voters' 2012 approval of a ballot initiative allowing for recreational use of the drug. Voters in Washington state approved a similar measure on the same day, but no legal sales have...
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