A Winnipeg cannabis producer will face no criminal charges from the RCMP after a third-party investigation revealed it sold unlicensed product.
But Bonify is facing a new challenge: a lawsuit from a former executive who was stripped of his job after the unauthorized product was discovered, alleging he was wrongfully dismissed.
Matt Maurer, a Toronto lawyer who specializes in cannabis legislation, said it’s disappointing that no criminal consequences are forthcoming when it seems like something illegal occurred.
“If something improper did happen, one would hope that a licensed producer that operated outside the law would face the consequences just like any illegal dispensary owner,” he said. “There shouldn’t be two standards.”
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