The lawsuit alleges that the Chicago weed big transported a pot in salad bins containing entire meals to Arkansas

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Verano Holdings reportedly called the claims “completely false and absurd”.

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Nicholas Nielsen, who worked for a Newport, Ark., Cultivation center owned by Natural State Wellness Enterprises and managed by Harvest Health, is the plaintiff in the lawsuit. The suit depends on Nielsen’s arrest early last year.

KAIT8 reported in February 2020 that Nielsen, then 40, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of dispensing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charge, which related to drugs found in a search in early 2020, is in response to police allegedly found 28 potted plants in a garbage can outside his home, as well as 272 grams of marijuana, two tents with LED lights, two unharvested plants in a tent, 380 THC vape pens, several jars of cannabis wax and honey, a digital scale, marijuana food and drug paraphernalia in his house, KAIT8 cited an affidavit.

The latest lawsuit alleges that the crops Nielsen was caught were grown for the Newport greenhouse while awaiting the go-ahead from state officials, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The suit further claims that the clippings Nielsen used to grow the cannabis plants were brought to Arkansas by a former Verano employee. The publication also notes that the pot was flown to Arkansas in Whole Foods salad containers.

The Nielsen lawsuit is not the first against Verano Holdings.

According to a Marijuana Business Daily article in early 2019, the Nevada company faced a $ 135 million ($ 170.1 million) lawsuit for “alleged fraud involving its Nevada affiliates from a recent licensing round were ruled out, in which the Illinois-based company won eleven other licenses for recreational cannabis stores. “

And the Chicago Sun-Times reported last month that Verano Holdings had settled a federal lawsuit accusing it and one of its affiliates of discriminating against a black employee who fired after asking to illegally deliver medical marijuana to military bases in Maryland had been.

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