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Cannabis businesses face unique risks and challenges, and insurance slowly gaining its footing on how to properly insure this budding industry.

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marijuana plants The court ruled that photo and video evidence created a disputed issue of fact as to whether the individuals growing marijuana were principally using the house as their private residence. (Photo: Trevor Hagan/Bloomberg)

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A federal court has ruled that a jury must decide whether the insureds’ property was used “principally” as a residence for purposes of their insurance policy when they conceded that virtually the entire home was used to further an illegal marijuana grow operation.

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