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Insuring the Product Liability Risks of Cannabis

6 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2018  

Ian A. Stewart

Wilson, Elser

Francis Joseph Mootz

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2017

Abstract

Legal adult-use marijuana is associated with risks that may cause bodily injury and property damage. Many of these risks have been well documented and widely discussed in the media, including theft, fire, motor vehicle accidents and consumption-related injuries. The potential for an increase in the number and value of cannabis-related product liability claims and lawsuits, however, is of particular concern to the cannabis and insurance industries. The production, distribution and sale of an ingestible product that has psychoactive effects – accompanied by a wide range of anticipated labeling and marketing representations – will certainly result in robust product liability litigation.

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Stewart, Ian A. and Mootz, Francis Joseph, Insuring the Product Liability Risks of Cannabis (September 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3111600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3111600

Ian Stewart

Wilson, Elser ( email )

Francis Joseph Mootz (Contact Author)

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )

3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

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