Sears Raises Potential Product Liability Concerns as Marijuana Restrictions Ease

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Global Product Liability Partner Connor Sears has authored an article appearing in the May 9, 2014, issue of Law360. Titled “Marijuana Products May Provoke Product Liability Suits,” the article suggests that the growing trend to loosen state-law restrictions on marijuana use could generate a variety of novel product liability claims against manufacturers and distributors. Sears considers how failure-to-warn, negligence, design-defect, warranty, and youth-marketing claims could arise and suggests how potential defendants can minimize their liability risk.