Ope Adegbuyi, Esq.
Product Liability Waivers for Medical Marijuana
Product liability can be a serious hazard for any business selling products to consumers. Product liability risks for medical marijuana businesses are even more complex because costumers consume the product in so many different ways.
Cannabis consumers smoke, vaporize, eat and otherwise consume medical marijuana using various devices and preparations over which you have no control. Each method of consumption causes distinct physiological effects on the patient.
The psychotropic effects of marijuana can have unintended consequences when users neglect to exercise reasonable caution. Because marijuana remains unlawful under federal law, legal risks can also arise for users of cannabis products otherwise legal under state law. When those risks result in financial liability, users may try to pass that liability on to the businesses that grow, process and dispense marijuana products.
Product liability concerns are likely to arise for medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma. Dispensary businesses, growers and processors alike may encounter novel claims that their product caused someone harm. A medical marijuana lawyer can help manage and mitigate related risks. Liability waivers are one approach that may limit liability. Waivers can dictate the forum for resolving disputes and otherwise establish an agreement with the consumer about who bears the risk arising from cannabis consumption.
The Right Tools for the Right Legal Problems
Consumer product liability waivers may limit risk associated with consumer product liability by requiring each consumer to disclaim liability for certain risks. To effectively wall off those risks, you need an Oklahoma attorney knowledgeable and experienced in medical marijuana law. Call today to learn how to protect your medical marijuana venture from consumer product liability claims. Call (918) 932-2879 for a no-cost consultation.
Asking customers to waive liability for products you supply can be an effective tool for limiting your exposure, but it might not be suited to all the liability you face in a specific circumstance. To a person with only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Liability waivers are the right “hammer” for problems that are “nails.” Not legal issues related to medical marijuana product liability nails – some issues may be “screws” that require different tools.
Before you expose your enterprise to risks that could bankrupt your venture, consult an attorney with a full tool belt at their disposal. Contact a medical marijuana attorney who know how to use the right tool for the right job. Contact us today to talk to a medical marijuana attorney who can explain product liability, identify risks in a proactive compliance audit or to advise you on any of the myriad legal risks facing a new medical marijuana business.
Consult an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Lawyer
To discover how medical cannabis attorney at OK Cannabis Law Office can meet the legal needs of your dispensary or medical marijuana business, call today at (918) 932-2879. Your initial, no-obligation consultation is free.