Tag: sues

California marijuana testing lab sues state over revoked license

A San Francisco Bay Area marijuana testing lab whose business license was revoked earlier this month filed suit against California regulators, claiming its right to due process was violated because there’s no appeals process. According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) on Feb. 4 yanked […]

Marijuana trimming machine maker sues Border Patrol for impeding parts

(A version of this story first appeared at Hemp Industry Daily.) A company that produces agricultural equipment for marijuana and hemp businesses filed a lawsuit in Seattle charging the U.S. Customs and Border Protection with wrongly blocking imports from Canada of components needed by its Washington state subsidiary to build trimming machines. Keirton USA alleges in […]

Tobacco giant sues California cannabis firm, alleging trademark violation

The owners of the Kool menthol cigarette brand filed a lawsuit that claims a California cannabis business has infringed upon its trademarked logo. According to Bloomberg Law, Kool owner ITG has sued Los Angeles-based Capna Intellectual, which does business as Bloom Brands, calling the cannabis company’s logo a “rip-off” of Kool’s longstanding brand image. The […]

Cannabis firm Canopy Growth sues GW Pharma, claiming patent infringement

Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp. is suing Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals in U.S. federal court, alleging that GW is knowingly infringing upon Canopy’s intellectual property. GW uses a Canopy-patented method to extract the CBD that’s the active ingredient in its Epidiolex medication, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western […]

Maine medical marijuana operator sues over MMJ residency requirement

Maine’s leading medical marijuana operator is challenging the state’s MMJ residency requirement, seven months after suing and getting the state to back off a similar provision for adult use. Wellness Connection of Maine on Dec. 17 filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maine claiming that the residency requirement for MMJ dispensaries violates the […]

Mississippi mayor sues to throw out medical marijuana measure before election

NEWS BRIEF Published October 28, 2020 A mayor in Mississippi is making a last-ditch effort to remove a business-friendly medical cannabis initiative from the ballot. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler filed the legal challenge with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, only a week before the general election and more than a month after absentee […]

Federal agency sues Maryland medical cannabis operator over sexual harassment

NEWS BRIEF Published September 29, 2020 A Maryland medical marijuana operator has been charged with violating federal law by subjecting several dispensary employees to sexual harassment, a potentially costly problem for mainstream businesses that could impact the cannabis workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court against […]

SEC sues six in alleged $25 million scam involving two cannabis enterprises

(A version of this story first appeared on Hemp Industry Daily.) Federal securities regulators have accused six people of deceiving investors by promising astounding returns as part of an alleged $25 million scam for a supposed marijuana farm and CBD extraction facility in California. The money was raised from more than 400 investors from across the […]

Investment firm sues for $11.7 million in connection to marijuana merger

A California investment firm claims it is owed $11.7 million in consulting fees for introducing the predecessor of Massachusetts marijuana multistate operator Curaleaf to an Oregon vape oil company. Beverly Hills, California-based Arcadian Capital argues in a federal court lawsuit that it is owed 3% of Curaleaf’s recent $390 million acquisition of Portland-based Cura Partners, […]

Montana adult-use marijuana legalization group sues to collect ballot signatures digitally

Backers of a recreational marijuana legalization campaign in Montana are taking the state to court for the right to collect signatures electronically during the coronavirus crisis. The group, New Approach Montana, also is requesting that the deadline for submitting signatures be extended from June 19 to August 3, according to Helene TV station KTVH. The […]