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Dascher is an attorney within the Regulatory Investigations, Strategy, and Enforcement practice, based in the Richmond office. She joined our firm after working in personal injury and medical malpractice for a Virginia trial law firm. Dascher brings varied legal experience to the firm with strong litigation and regulatory strategy capabilities.

Recently, the City of Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) ordered, among other things, the destruction of Titan Health LLC’s (Titan Health) marijuana plants that it deemed to “hav[e] evidence of spider mite influx.” Titan Health appealed the DDPHE’s Notice of Violation (NOV), not only due to the lack of evidence warranting such an extreme remedy, but also because the NOV exceeded the City of Denver’s authority.[1] In fact, according to Titan Health, Colorado state law specifically preempted the NOV. While the merits of the appeal were not ultimately heard, this case exemplifies the importance of understanding state preemption and the limitations placed on localities’ authority.

Continue Reading When Green Goes Up in Smoke: Unraveling the Power Tussle Between State and Local Authorities in Marijuana Regulation

On February 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), joined by the attorneys general for Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York (States), filed suit against Libre by Nexus, Inc. (Libre). The suit alleges that Libre, an immigration bond services business, engaged in deceptive and abusive acts or practices in connection with its offer of credit to