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Missouri doesn’t like outside trick or treaters…

This is similar to the Maine case I commented on last month. Some states are trying to protect their marijuana industries from outside actors. The court observed that there are many commerce clause issues that need to be resolved. This issue could go to the United States Supreme Court. We will keep you posted.


Did somebody check their insurance policy?  This is downright scary…

Oregon made a product recall this past month of Curaleaf’s high-CBD Select drops. This is because Curaleaf mislabeled the product and they were really High-THC Select Drops. 

Source: iFunny

Jason Crawforth (“Plaintiff”) is suing Curaleaf claiming he ingested the mislabeled drops.  According to Plaintiff, he bought and ingested what he thought was a high-CBD drop in early September. “My body started shaking. I couldn’t stop my arms and legs from quivering. And my mind was disappearing,” stated Plaintiff.

Curaleaf blames the event on “human error.”

That’s a big error. Two other suits have been filed over the mislabeling. This is a clear case where cannabis companies need to have the right coverage insurance. Not to mention less human error.

Crawford [sic] v. Curaleaf

Pale Rider Strikes again… you have to ask yourself…do you feel lucky?

Clint Eastwood of Hollywood fame prevailed in a lawsuit against Mediatonas UAB, a Lithuanian company, (“Defendant”) in The District Court for the Central District of California. The court awarded Eastwood over $6m in damages, after Defendant used his name and image to promote CBD products without his permission.  Defendant posted fake news stories and interviews showing that Mr. Eastwood supported their CBD products. The court further enjoined Defendants from further use of his image. 

Mr. Eastwood had nothing to do with this company.  I didn’t know Dirty Harry was so influential in Lithuania.  However, he may have a hard time collecting that money.  For more on that click here: 


Eastwood et al. v. Mediatonas, UBS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Eastwood and his attorneys aren’t finished. In separate filings, they are accusing online retailers of these products of hiding Eastwood’s name in their metadata tags to draw online traffic (so the retailer’s site would appear in a search for “Clint Eastwood” and “CBD”.) While such tags are only visible inside the text HTML code of websites, they are not immune from discovery, as web browsers can display the code behind any website.

A Halloween Lawyer joke for you…

A lawyer invited a Czechoslovakian friend to stay with him in his mountain cabin. Early in the morning, the lawyer and his Czechoslovakian friend went out to pick berries for their morning breakfast. As they were picking blueberries, along came two large zombies – a male and a female.

The lawyer, seeing the two zombies, climbed a tree.

His friend wasn’t so lucky and the male zombie caught him and ate him whole.

The lawyer drove his car to town as fast has he could to get a policeman. The policeman took his gun and ran to the berry patch with the lawyer.

Sure enough, the two zombies were still there. “He’s in THAT one!” said the lawyer, pointing to the male zombie.

The policeman looked at the zombies, took careful aim with his gun, and SHOT THE FEMALE ZOMBIE.

“What did you do that for!” shouted the lawyer, “I said he was in the other zombie!”

“Exactly,” answered the policeman. “Would YOU believe a lawyer who told you that the Czech was in the Male?”

Jason Morgan Roberts is an Attorney and Legal Commentator in the Chicagoland Area. He can be reached at [email protected].  His commentary is not to be considered legal advice.