The pandemic has affected every industry in the U.S., some worse than others, and the cannabis industry has not been immune. Unfortunately, some cannabis companies seeking justice in court could face such long delays that they may never get resolution.

Courts have never been known for speedy turnarounds even in the best of times, and in the midst of a pandemic, many legal proceedings have come to a grinding halt. To put things in perspective, in Denver, prior to COVID-19, a lawsuit typically took about a year from start to finish. And that’s extremely quick compared to other cities. In Chicago, for example, lawsuits can drag on for years. 

The current court closures are adding to the timing backlog that already existed and making it even more difficult for injured parties to recoup money they are owed. So what does this mean to cannabis companies currently pursuing or seeking to pursue legal…

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