Marijuana Products May Provoke Product Liability Suits

Law360, New York (May 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT) -- Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Some predict that 14 more states will legalize marijuana for recreational use over the next five years. Legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets in the U.S., with a projected $10.2 billion market by 2018.[1]

As the market continues to expand, product liability lawsuits are likely to follow, which may assert a wide variety of claims. While these lawsuits will assert novel claims, there may be ways manufacturers and distributors could potentially reduce their risk in this new and uncertain market.

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