Ojai marijuana dispensary wants seized property, $12 million for destroyed pot
Prosecutors filed more than 40 felony charges against Shangri La Care Cooperative board president and co-founder Jeffrey Kroll in 2016after a series of raids, months before California voters legalized recreational marijuana. Allegations ranged from the illegal sale or transportation of marijuana and manufacturing concentrated cannabis to money laundering and not filing income tax returns.
All charges were ultimately dismissed. None of Kroll’s or Shangri La’s seized property has been returned, according to a motion filed in Ventura County Superior Court in May.
The document filed by Kroll asks Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce Young to compel the Sheriff’s Office to give back everything. The items include hard drives, four guns, a long list of cannabis products, a digital scale, records related to a now inactive nonprofit linked to the Ventura County Humane Society and even a hot plate Kroll said was seized.
New lawsuit alleges marijuana delivery giant Eaze engaged in payment processing fraud
Cannabis tech platform and delivery giant Eaze Solutions is facing a new legal challenge to its business model, this time from a Canadian competitor that also runs a delivery platform in California.
Toronto-based DionyMed filed suit against Eaze in San Francisco County Superior Court, alleging the California company uses wire and bank fraud to process credit and debit card payments from customers buying marijuana through its online platform.