The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About Weed Trafficking Plot California Company Sues Competitor Over Alleged Black Market Profiteering and More

In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.

In today’s news:

#californiacannabis – “The Long Beach-based 562 Discount Med Inc., which is doing business as Catalyst, filed a suit against Glass House Brands Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court on June 6, accusing them of profiting from the illicit cannabis market in California, and thus undercutting the legal market and those complying with regulations.

The suit claims Glass House is “one of the largest, if not the largest, black marketers of cannabis in the State of California, if not the country.””


#californiacannabis – “The town’s leaders were even talking about ceding the city back to the county. But then an aging hippie-type character named Johnny “Bug” Woodward, Jr. came to town. And he brought with him the answer for how to save Adelanto: cannabis.

Specifically, legalized commercial cannabis cultivation.

So goes the opening volley for the wacky (and true) story journalist David Weinberg tells in his eight-episode podcast series produced by Pod Save America’s Crooked Media. The series is being recognized by this year’s Tribeca Film Festival as an Official Audio Selection category, and is the focus of two panel discussions this week in New York, with one today.”


#cannabislaw – “In the case before the district court, the employer rescinded the plaintiff’s conditional offer of employment after he tested positive for marijuana.

The court granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss and determined that there is no implied private right of action under the Act.  In reaching the decision, the court made specific reference to the fact that the New Jersey Legislature did not explicitly state how the refusal-to-hire provision of the Act could be enforced and by whom, and what, if any, remedies would be available.  To the contrary, the legislature created the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”), empowering it with the authority to investigate and aid in the prosecution of every violation of state laws relating to cannabis and cannabis-related items.

The court recognized that this decision rendered the language of the Act’s employment provision “meaningless,” and leaves employees without protections the Act might have contemplated.  The court noted, however, that it was not a proper function of the court to rewrite the legislation on behalf of the legislature.  The court further stated that if New Jersey lawmakers want workers to have protections under the Act, they need to rework the statute to clarify that individuals can take legal action under it.”


#cannabislaw – “Superior Court Judge Anne Richardson granted Rukli’s motion to correct an order issued in January, thereby forbidding Baldwin Park from any further attempts to collect the fees or get in the way of operations. Moreover, the five-page order issued Monday said the city’s arguments to keep the incorrect order in effect is “nothing more” than an effort to relitigate already settled issues.
In January, former Superior Court Judge David Sotelo signed an order that required Rukli to settle up on fees associated with services the municipality provided the company, with a $10,000 bond due. But in the months following, the city of Baldwin Park and the company have disputed the amount owed and if it is even been paid.
The cannabis company said Judge Sotelo had agreed to make the company pay only a $50,000 fee, but mistakenly signed the wrong order that required the $115,000 amount. He later corrected the order “nunc pro tunc,” but Baldwin Park refused to recognize anything but the erroneous order, Rukli said.”

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