Lawsuit Accuses California Cannabis Grower Glass House Of Illicit Activity

The gloves are off as Elliot Lewis takes on Glasshouse in an industry first

More brash attention-seeking behavior?

Or is Catalyst Cannabis Co.’s Elliot Lewis the first cannabis CEO willing to voice what’s been said in private – and actually name names, in court?

The audacious lawsuit filed last week that accuses California cannabis mega-grower Glass House Brands of being “one of the largest, if not the largest, black marketers of cannabis in the State of California, if not the country” could be both.

But if the recent past is any indication, it could be a long time before anything changes – if anything does at all.

In a complaint filed June 6 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, 562 Discount Med, which does business as Catalyst, alleged that Glass House “knowingly is entering into illicit sales – both inside and outside California.”

Glass House does this, the suit alleges, by selling marijuana in the legal market as well as via a “network” of so-called “burner distros” – licensed distributors set up to be briefly used as conduits for legally grown cannabis to enter the illicit market.

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