A cannabis company in Colorado is celebrating after winning a lawsuit that claimed their marijuana was too smelly.
Canna Craft Grow House based out of Rye, Colorado were sued by a family that lived near the company's cannabis grow operations claiming that their marijuana was too smelly and made the area smell bad, and that this led to a decrease in the family's property values. A federal jury denied those claims and sided with Canna Craft Grow House, essentially saying that the marijuana was in fact not too smelly.
Some in the cannabis industry were worried that this lawsuit could have major ramifications for other marijuana businesses. The lawyers representing the family were arguing that Canna Craft Grow House was in fact operating a racketeering operation because they were involved in buying and selling illegal goods since marijuana is illegal at the federal level. A federal appeal court agreed with the lawyers that a racketeering claim could be made against Canna Craft Grow House, which could also mean the same racketeering claims could be made against other marijuana businesses operating in legal states.
However the victory in the lawsuit on the side of cannabis indicates that while courts may agree with that interpretation, it's not necessarily as popular with a jury.
So smoke an especially skunky blunt tonight to celebrate this cannabis victory.