Cannabis Expert Witnesses
What is a cannabis expert witness?
Cannabis expert witness candidates are increasingly in demand, as more states pass marijuana laws governing its use as well as cannabis dispensaries regulation. Cannabis cultivation expert witnesses often have expertise in hemp cultivation, agriculture, the biotechnology used in cannabis/hemp cultivation, toxicology, or business and marketing practices. As with most candidates, years of experience and advanced degrees (PhD, MD, MBA) specific to becoming cannabis cultivation expert witnesses are important considerations.
What types of cases require a cannabis expert witness?
Cases that require expert witness support for legal matters can relate to cannabis crop valuation, dispensary operations, toxicology of cannabinoids and other cannabis products, and issues related legal cannabis dispensation. Matters requiring the services of a cannabis expert witness can involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation or trade secret disputes.
Cannabis expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, top litigation firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to find cannabis expert witnesses for a wide variety of legal proceedings that encompass:
- cannabis dispensary operations
- marijuana plant farming,
- medical marijuana distribution,
- cannabis drug testing and marijuana impairment,
- CBD products (Cannabidiol)
- contract dispute claims, and
- legal cannabis cultivation.
What litigation support work might a cannabis expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support work by a cannabis specialist could include research and literature review, authoring expert reports, providing expert opinion, deposition testimony, and expert testimony at trial. In addition, attorneys may request a cannabis industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a cannabis business professional with prior expert witness experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a cannabis expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Cannabis Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Cannabis experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Cannabis landscape.