This article originally appeared in the August 2017 edition of the Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Digest, Volume 39, No. 4, a publication of the Oregon State Bar Section on Real Estate and Land Use.
The Court of Appeals recently weighed in on the “ripeness” of claims for inverse condemnation and to interpret a judgment issued after a prior condemnation trial under the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act. The case demonstrates the importance to both a condemner and property owner of clearly and unambiguously describing the scope of a taking in the conveying document – in this case a condemnation judgment.
Is a commercial lease for cannabis operations void as an illegal contract under federal law?
While a cannabis operation may be properly licensed and permitted under state marijuana laws, the federal Controlled Substances Act makes it unlawful to lease property knowing it will be used for the illegal production or distribution of controlled substances. An Arizona-based cannabis business was confronted with this very issue after an attempt by its landlord to revoke the operator's lease. Find out what the court decided in the latest post on GSB's Cannabis Business Blog.
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