November 16, 2018
Cases involving marijuana cannot be brought under federal bankruptcy laws because marijuana is a federally controlled substance. The U.S. Trustee will bring an action to dismiss a case involving marijuana—even if the case originates in a state that has legalized its use.
Since, 2010, the U.S. Trustee has compiled a list of bankruptcy cases involving marijuana enforcement actions organized by chapter and bankruptcy district. You can view a copy of the latest marijuana enforcement list on the U.S. Trustee website (go to the "What's New" section) or by clicking here.
To learn more about the U.S. Trustee's position on marijuana assets in bankruptcy cases, read Bankruptcy Isn't Available If Case Involves Marijuana Assets. You can also find more information in the U.S. Trustee's FAQ section.
Effective date: November 16, 2018