A Spokesman For Vireo Health Said The Company Has Complied With The Investigation And Takes Its Legal Obligations Seriously.

Minnesota and New York have both legalized medical marijuana programs, and parent company Vireo Health cultivates and sells the medication in both states. But shipping products across state lines still violates both state and federal laws. The complaint filed in Wright County Court alleges that two officials who no longer work for Minnesota Medical Solutions the companys Minnesota branch collaborated in December 2015 to ship more than 5 kilograms of concentrated marijuana oil from Minnesota to New York, where the company faced a product shortfall ahead of New Yorks January 2016 start to legal sales. Laura Bultman, the former chief medical officer, and Ronald Owens, the former chief security officer, each face felony charges that carry fines of up to $3,000 and up to a year in jail. A third Minnesota Medical Solutions executive was named in the complaint but Medical marijuana has not yet been charged. Bultmans attorney, Paul Engh, called the allegations unfounded. No attorney was listed for Owens in the charges. A spokesman for Vireo Health said the company has complied with the investigation and takes its legal obligations seriously. Its unclear when Bultman and Owens stopped working for Minnesota Medical Solutions. Engh said he couldnt remember. Legal medical marijuana sales began in Minnesota in July 2015.

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