From the Sperling Law Case Files — To Weed or Not to Weed

Cultivating good relationships between landlords and tenants can be easy as long as everyone clearly communicates and agrees. Hey, it happens! But as one Sperling Law client found out, cultivating medical marijuana with all of its permits and licenses and city ordinances, is another matter entirely.

An investor wanted to branch out into medical marijuana, a $2.6 billion industry in California according to ArcView Market Research, and worked with a third party company to set up a dispensary. Pretty typical business transaction, nothing too exciting, until a pre-dated LA ordinance about the product being sold began to cause problems between the landlord and the tenant. The landlord filed an unlawful detainer action and tried to shut down the operation.

Sperling Law came in to determine who was responsible for this weedy garden of a mess. Sperling immediately could see problems with the initial contracts involved in the matter as well as some previous contract disputes and fraud. Sperling is currently working to settle the matter creating resolution for the initial investor who will go on cultivate relationships and investments most likely outside of the cultivation trade.

When disputes get confusing and then get legal, call on Dean Sperling to resolve YOUR matter with YOUR best interests in mind.

More on the case:

If California Legalizes Marijuana, It Would Be a $6 Billion Industry, Report Says