Lawsuits Filed Against Harvest Health & Recreation
Harvest Health & Recreation (HRVSF), one of the best-known cannabis retailers in the U.S., is being sued by two former Arizona employees. According to an article in Marijuana Business Daily, the suits were filed against the Tempe, Arizona-based company in April and allege a “continuous pattern of activity which violates (state) law.”
The two lawsuits, filed by former Harvest Store Operations Manager, Trina Keith, and former New Store Opener, Mollie McCurdy, claim an ongoing pattern of state law violations committed by the company in California, Arizona, and Arkansas. Included in the allegations are claims that Harvest kept two separate employee procedure manuals: one to present to state inspectors, and another that was actually used for day to day operations.
The suits also mention cannabis product being stored in unsecured locations, like in the ceiling of a dispensary, and false advertising of “lab-tested” product that was not actually tested, as well as several other allegations. Harvest denies all claims made in the lawsuits.