RICO Is Used By A New Cottage Industry Of Lawyers Trying To Upend Legal Cannabis

The strategy began in Massachusetts and Colorado in 2017

Laura Underwood doesn’t like living next to the Oregon Candy Farm.

That’s the weed processing plant next door to Underwood’s home in Sandy. The plant squeezes the THC-filled oil out of marijuana flower and turns it into candies.

This summer, Underwood joined forces with Rachel McCart, a lawyer from Beavercreek, Ore., who once specialized in equine law. These days, McCart has a new specialty: She sues legal cannabis businesses for racketeering.


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