Monopoly Suit Against CA Dispensaries Thrown Out

A U.S. federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that Berkeley, California, and three local dispensaries colluded to corner the city’s medical marijuana market.

Plaintiff Christopher Smith sued the Berkeley City Council, the city’s Medical Cannabis Commission, and the dispensaries Berkeley Patients Group, Berkeley Patients Care Collective and Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley, claiming that they violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act (RICO). In a…

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