A federal jury in Denver ruled in favor of a cannabis cultivator in southern Colorado on Wednesday, following a first-of-its-kind trial that targeted the legal cannabis industry using federal anti-racketeering laws.

The case started with a civil lawsuit filed in 2015 by a Colorado couple, Hope and Michael Reilly, along with the Washington, DC-based group, Safe Streets Alliance.

The Reillys claimed the property value of their horse ranch in rural Pueblo County was being harmed by odors and noise coming from a nearby indoor marijuana cultivation facility owned by Parker Walton.

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