Cannabis Industry Faces Budding Product Liability Issues

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 4:41 PM EST) -- Pot smokers are not the only ones lining up outside the local dispensaries. Plaintiff personal injury attorneys are as well — watching, lurking, waiting for their chance to pounce, with dollar signs in their eyes — waiting for their chance to seek punitive damages, given that many states allow damages beyond compensatory for intoxication-related injuries to others.

Smoking cannabis is not just a matter of rolling a joint or packing a bong anymore. Marijuana-related technology has evolved, and has resulted in multiple areas for the products liability legal community to watch.

One area of note is vaporizing. Vaporizing is generally considered...

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