Hon. Michael Johnson(Ret.)

Mediator • Arbitrator • Referee

  • Several disputes between cities and cannabis dispensaries concerning the appropriate location of dispensaries under zoning laws.

  • Dispute between competing cannabis dispensaries regarding their entitlement to operate. Zoning regulations limited the location and distance between dispensaries, and the issue was which dispensary had priority over the other.

  • Several lease disputes between landlords and cannabis dispensaries. Leases prohibited illegal activities by a tenant, and the question was whether the dispensary was operating in a legal manner.

  • Dispute between financial institution holding a deed of trust for property occupied by a cannabis dispensary. The question was whether the dispensary was operating in a legal manner or in violation of the deed of trust.

CANNABIS DISPUTES

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