Federal court dispute over Cambridge marijuana store settles; case dismissed in exchange for ‘significant’ payment – masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com

A federal court case that had threatened to upend Massachusetts’ marijuana industry has been settled out of court.The case was essentially a neighborhood dispute over a Cambridge medical marijuana dispensary.Neighbors of the Harvard Square medical marijuana dispensary Healthy Pharms, who were led by Crimson Galeria, sued the dispensary. They used the RICO statute, a law crafted to address mob-related racketeering, to argue that Healthy Pharms and the businesses that support it are involved in marijuana crimes, because marijuana is still federally illegal. They argued that those crimes decreased neighborhood property values.

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