It's not a mess it's pretty straight forward. They can divest the land if need be. And you really think with the US's debt situation they are going to use resources to shut down a land site that is currently empty land?
As for JV partners are they going to sue Aphria on the basis they they didn't hold up their end of the deal on an illegal transaction? Any JV partner knew the risks going in.
You are overanalyzing to the point of fault to get in on a lower entry...otherwise you wouldn't be here