Use of ADR to Enforce Rights in Cannabis Contracts - ADR Systems

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Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently published a Professional Perspective article with Bloomberg Law.

Her article, Use of ADR to Enforce Rights in Cannabis Contracts, explores the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve cannabis-related commercial disputes and why it is a preferable to litigation.

“As more states open the industry to both medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, it will need to adapt and evolve,” writes Judge Brennan in the article. “While the cannabis industry will continue to deal with significant regulation and uncertainty, one area where it can gain some control is through the drafting of contracts that provide for dispute resolution through ADR.”

To download and read Judge Brennan’s article, click here. Bloomberg Law subscribers can also read the article online here.


Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, (Ret.) served for 19 years in the Circuit Court of Cook County Chancery and Law Divisions and cultivated expansive knowledge of commercial cases such as employment matters involving discrimination and retaliatory discharge, construction and legal malpractice disputes. Colleagues commend Judge Brennan’s intelligence, persuasiveness, remarkable patience, careful case preparation and boundless energy, which contribute significantly to her success as a senior mediator and arbitrator.

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