Marijuana racketeering case dismissed for now | Oregon

A federal judge has dismissed a racketeering lawsuit filed by Oregon landowners against neighbors who allegedly produce marijuana but the plaintiffs can refile their complaint.

Last year, several people filed a lawsuit accusing neighboring property owners near Lebanon, Ore., of growing marijuana in violation of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane has now ruled that the injuries alleged by the plaintiffs, including unpleasant noises, foul odors and reduced property values, aren’t the kind that can be compensated under RICO.

The 10 plaintiffs — Robert Ainsworth and Tami Ainsworth, Karl and Lucinda Frink, Gordon and Elaine Griswold, John more at

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