Bankruptcy Court Sides With Cannabis Business (Twice) in Reorg Plan

Lawrence Kotler and Ryan Spengler authored The Legal Intelligencer article, “Bankruptcy Court Sides With Cannabis Business (Twice) in Reorg Plan.”

“In contrast with a majority of bankruptcy courts that routinely dismiss cannabis-related cases for perceived violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in the recent opinion In re Hacienda, No. 2:22-BK-15163-NB, (Bankr. C.D. Cal. July 11, 2023), refused to conform to the same historical standard. Instead, the Bankruptcy Court struck down the U.S. trustee’s motion to dismiss not once but twice in favor of confirming a marijuana business’ Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.”

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