Company that operates veteran support centres files lawsuit.
“We had an agreement with OrganiGram and Denis Arsenault (CEO) to expand our services assisting veterans suffering from PTSD.” Fabian Henry, founder and president of Marijuana for Trauma Inc.
A month after opening its Sydney location, a company that provides assistance for veterans suffering post-traumatic stress is embroiled in a legal dispute.
Marijuana for Trauma Inc./Veterans Helping Veterans opened its Sydney office in June, the fourth location across the country. The service offers veterans education about medical marijuana as an option for treatment of diagnosed conditions like PTSD and chronic pain. It also provides a space for veterans to meet with an inhouse medical doctor. People who receive a prescription for medical marijuana must then fill it through a licensed producer.
However, the company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New Brunswick against OrganiGram Holdings Inc., whose wholly owned subsidiary OrganiGram Inc. (OrganiGram) is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada.
The suit was filed in Fredericton and accuses OrganiGram, its former business partner, of breach of confidence, conversion, breach of contract, conspiracy and breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation.
According to a press release from the Marijuana for Trauma, the company and OrganiGram were partners in developing the healing centres but OrganiGram unlawfully terminated the relationship, unlawfully used proprietary information, business practices and expansion plans for Marijuana for Trauma.
“We had an agreement with OrganiGram and Denis Arsenault (CEO) to expand our services assisting veterans suffering from PTSD,” said Fabian Henry, a native of New Waterford and founder and president of Marijuana for Trauma Inc.
In response, OrganiGram has now filed its own suit against Marijuana for Trauma. Details of the suit were not immediately available Wednesday.
Marijuana for Trauma Inc. is described as a veteran-owned and operated company providing free medical marijuana consulting services to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, first responders and civilians who suffer PTSD, chronic pain, or other medi cal illnesses caused by trauma. It is based in New Brunswick.
The Sydney location is expected to continue to operate pending any resolve of the civil suits.