Lawsuit claims illict cannabis growing for medical use in Arkansas UPDATE

From Chicago come allegations about marijuana misdeeds in Arkansas, specifically illicit pot growing for a cultivation facility.

The Sun-Times reports on a federal lawsuit filed this week by a former employee of a cultivation facility in Newport who was arrested for growing marijuana in his home in Jonesboro. He claims the plants were being cultivated for a Newport greenhouse not yet ready for business. The cultivation center, when visited by state agents, said it didn’t know the plants came from Nicholas Nielsen’s home.

The suit claims the plants at Nielsen’s home were grown from clippings brought to Arkansas by Michael Frontier, an employee of a company targeted for potential purchase by the company operating the Newport facility. That deal wasn’t completed.

Frontier allegedly hid four different pot strains in Whole Foods salads and took the weed on a commercial flight from Chicago to Memphis, the suit contends. From there, Frontier allegedly rented a car and drove the…

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