The suit further alleges the clippings that Nielsen was using to grow the cannabis plants were brought into Arkansas by a former Verano employee. It is alleged that an employee with Chicago-based Verano Holdings transported marijuana via a commercial flight, the Chicago Sun-Times quotes the lawsuit as stating. 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. The publication further reports that Verano has characterized the claims made in the suit as “totally false and absurd.
A lawsuit filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado claims that Verano Holdings and an Arizona company that previously tried to acquire the multi-billion-dollar cannabis business illegally trafficked cannabis from Illinois to Arkansas.
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