Lawsuit alleges Chicago weed giant transported pot to Arkansas in Whole Foods salad containers

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A lawsuit filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado claims that Verano Holdings and an Arizona company that previously tried to acquire the multi-billion-dollar cannabis business illegally trafficked cannabis from Illinois to Arkansas. It is alleged that an employee with Chicago-based Verano Holdings transported marijuana via a commercial flight, the Chicago Sun-Times quotes the lawsuit as stating. The publication further reports that Verano has characterized the claims made in the suit as “totally false and absurd. Student sues university after being suspended for allegedly delivering weed to a friend quarantined at a hotel Police thought they made a big weed bust. But a judge ordered them to return 1,800 pounds of cannabis oil and $620,000 in cash Mother sues hospital after failed drug test results in ‘traumatizing’ child-abuse probe Filed in Colorado, the lawsuit spells out “a complicated conspiracy” that included the Arizona company, Harvest Health & Recreation, which tried to acquire Verano for US$850 million (about $1,071 million) in March of 2019, notes Chicago Sun-Times . The companies mutually agreed to walk away from the deal a year later. Nicholas Nielsen, who worked for a cultivation centre in Newport, Ark. that was owned by Natural State Wellness Enterprises and managed by Harvest Health, is serving as the plaintiff of the lawsuit. The suit hinges on Nielsen’s arrest early last year. KAIT8 reported in February 2020 that the then 40-year-old Nielsen was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges, which related to drugs discovered during a search earlier in 2020, are in response to police allegedly finding 28 pot plants in a garbage can outside his residence, as well as 272 grams of marijuana, two grow…

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