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A Black former manager at Ascend Wellness Holdings who sued the multistate operator alleging he was mistreated and fired because of his race recently settled his case out of court, documents show.
Tyrick Gales, a Pennsylvania resident who worked at Ascend’s cultivation operation in Franklin, New Jersey, sued Ascend in federal court in March.
The two parties agreed before trial to drop the suit, according to a Nov. 1 letter from Ascend attorney Ivan Novich to U.S. District Court Judge Jessica Allen.
Terms of the settlement were not available.
A cannabis advocate known as "NJWeedman" did not have standing to challenge New Jersey's marijuana legalization law, and his claims that the state used it to create "corporate cartels" and exclude people of color from the industry were properly dismissed, according to a Monday opinion from the Third Circuit.
Longtime marijuana legalization activist Ed Forchion (known as the “NJ Weedman”) has filed a forty-four-page federal lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy alleging New Jersey’s voter referendum to legalize weed was a bait-and-switch tactic. In his lawsuit, Weedman alleges that voters were tricked into approving a corporate takeover of New Jersey’s longtime booming underground marijuana market. The case may hinge on whether there is a legal difference between the words “marijuana” and “cannabis.”