It’s been an eventful week for High Times. Two days after the legacy brand celebrated 50 influential women in legal cannabis, it and Cal Expo had a judgement claim filed against them by a Willows woman who last month settled her 2018 lawsuit over an injury she suffered at a 2017 Cannabis Cup event in Sacramento.
The litigant says what happened to her is part of a High Times pattern of neglect.
- “I have waited over a year to have my medical bills paid, to have the damage repaired. I shouldn’t have to wait for anymore cannabis cups to be handed out, or fancy dinners to be served” Rena Wyman said on her Instagram page.
- Wyman, who uses a wheelchair, posted a copy of the judgment claim’s top page, dated November 14. She filed it to enforce payment of a settlement she says was reached at the end of September.
- “It’s genuinely a sad day when you have to expend the time, energy and money filing a motion for judgment to enforce a federal civil rights case against a company that touts multimillion-dollar revenues, and shouts their self inflated philanthropy from every rooftop.”
- In a Friday email to WeedWeek Wyman wrote that “hightimes has made no attempt to honor their obligations” and that “hightimes has a pattern of discrimination towards the disability community.”
- High Times executive chairman Adam Levin did not respond to a Friday evening request for comment.
- Harborside will be the site of a pop-up for Beyond Brands’ Mood 33. The maker of infused tonics entered a distribution and merchandise deal with Caliva this summer.