BCC Ordered to Pay Attorneys Fees in Pot Billboard Case

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control must pay attorneys fees for the two lawyers who successfully argued a lawsuit over interstate cannabis billboards.

Judge Ginger Garrett awarded Saro Rizzo and Stewart Jenkins $151,238 Tuesday. They represented Matthew Farmer, a San Luis Obispo father, who sued the state after billboards appeared on his children’s school route along Highway 101.

A judge sided with Farmer in the case, prompting the BCC to issue new rules for cannabis billboards. They are now banned on highways that cross state borders.


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