Cannabis operations As cannabis operations continue to gain more traction, legal issues may play out in courts across the state.

SAN FRANCISCO—Last month, a California jury rendered a verdict in favor of Grupo Flor, a Salinas cannabis company, against its prior landlord and real estate developer, Nader Agha and the Moss Landing Commercial Park LLC. The case concerned Grupo Flor’s leaseholds at Agha’s Moss Landing Commercial Park, a World War II-era industrial park located in Moss Landing.

After almost three weeks of testimony by cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and industry experts and professionals, the jury ruled in favor of Grupo Flor. The jury found that Moss Landing Commercial Park LLC breached its written contracts with Grupo Flor, said Jonathan Shapiro, partner of Baker Botts LLP of San Francisco, trial counsel to Grupo Flor.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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