New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in Illinois over the licensing process in the state’s medical marijuana program, and the new suit claims that a Colorado cannabis businessman has broken anti-monopolization rules.

The suit alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, the owner of consulting firm Denver Relief, has a controlling interest in more than three companies with MMJ cultivation licenses in Illinois, according to the Associated Press.

But Khalatbari said there’s no truth to that claim, called the allegations “irresponsible,” and said it equates to “misinformed public slander of my character.”

The suit contends that Denver Relief and Khalatbari have ownership stakes in Cresco Labs, which was awarded three cultivation licenses in Illinois, and Progressive Treatment Solutions, which also won a cultivation license. Only 21 such licenses will be handed out in the entire state.

The lawsuit was filed by a competing company, Medponics Illinois, which is in the running against Progressive Treatment Solutions in Lake County for a cultivation license.

3 comments on “New Lawsuit: CO Cannabis Baron Breaking IL MMJ Rules
  1. ellen godfrey on

    Hi, BC Canada, Deadwood, 100 new police in Surrey, to help the 26 recruits from last year, more cops more stir I think. Topic…SRI* -1086B GC for testing organics and thc etc., I wonder if with this scientific instrument one can establish close to universal pricing, per % point of thc? Indicating a possible wholesale level that would organize this all, keep growers at home and reduce the need for cops at all.
    Only the wholesale buyers transport the plants to processing plants, all bought and payed for, the growers need not risk Illegalities, no more victims. I call my SRI, Ziggy, easier to say, Let Ziggy Do It!
    *SRI means a testing method ok ed by the College of Science of the USA and registered as guaranteeor of science level data production by this method. Like Judge Beggby did in the Canadian gold rush days, introduced assay in the field, lives were saved……Ellen Godfrey,.reporting from Deadwood, BC

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