Civil law­suit

Com­pany that op­er­ates vet­eran sup­port cen­tres files law­suit.

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

“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.

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