Law Suits & In The Courts Roundup

Flandreau tribe sues USDA, Sonny Perdue over hemp

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve its plan to regulate hemp production on tribal lands.


Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor And Cannabis Board

Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit Corporation, producer of Seattle Hempfest, have filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the constitutionality of Washington State’s restrictions free speech rights of businesses licensed under the state’s 502 legal Cannabis program.


Ojai marijuana dispensary wants seized property, $12 million for destroyed pot

Prosecutors filed more than 40 felony charges against Shangri La Care Cooperative board president and co-founder Jeffrey Kroll in 2016after a series of raids, months before California voters legalized recreational marijuana. Allegations ranged from the illegal sale or transportation of marijuana and manufacturing concentrated cannabis to money laundering and not filing income tax returns.

All charges were ultimately dismissed. None of Kroll’s or Shangri La’s seized property has been returned, according to a motion filed in Ventura County Superior Court in May.

The document filed by Kroll asks Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce Young to compel the Sheriff’s Office to give back everything. The items include hard drives, four guns, a long list of cannabis products, a digital scale, records related to a now inactive nonprofit linked to the Ventura County Humane Society and even a hot plate Kroll said was seized.


New lawsuit alleges marijuana delivery giant Eaze engaged in payment processing fraud

Cannabis tech platform and delivery giant Eaze Solutions is facing a new legal challenge to its business model, this time from a Canadian competitor that also runs a delivery platform in California.

Toronto-based DionyMed filed suit against Eaze in San Francisco County Superior Court, alleging the California company uses wire and bank fraud to process credit and debit card payments from customers buying marijuana through its online platform.

New lawsuit alleges marijuana delivery giant Eaze engaged in payment processing fraud


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