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Many Illinois cannabis contracts, including intellectual property licensing agreements, development agreements and supply agreements, contain force majeure clauses.  Depending upon the language of these clauses, the COVID-19 pandemic may be an event that triggers these clauses and provides a defense to nonperformance of the contract.

Companies that are experiencing difficulties complying with or enforcing compliance

In an effort to stem the tide of the COVID-19 transmission, many state and local governments have enacted “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders to protect the health and well-being of citizens, and to establish a consistent approach to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Many of these orders identify certain services as essential, including food, prescriptions, and

As with essentially all aspects of American life, COVID-19 threatens to be a massive disrupter in the cannabis industry.

As most cannabis operators and ancillary services providers are well aware, securing cannabis-related investments in the pre-COVID-19 world presented substantial obstacles. With worldwide markets dropping and investors drawing on their purse strings, the cannabis industry will