The allegation emerged simply because of a legal dispute involving Oregon-primarily based Green Leaf Lab, which also has a facility in Sacramento, and competitor two River Labs, according to the Sacramento Enterprise Journal.
Only 3 months earlier, a diverse Sacramento marijuana testing lab, Sequoia Analytical, was shuttered after it came to light the enterprise had falsified test outcomes for hundreds of cannabis merchandise.
Green Leaf sued two River Labs in January, alleging that Sacramento-primarily based two River Labs’ former director, Renee Engle-Goodner, stole trade secrets and delivered them to that enterprise, exactly where she now operates.
In a cross-complaint filed not too long ago, Engle-Goodner claimed that at Green Leaf’s Portland, Oregon lab, she was asked “whether she would be comfy ‘fudging’ potency numbers in cannabis merchandise,” the Enterprise Journal reported.
Engle-Goodner alleges Green Leaf CEO Rowshan Reordan stated falsifying test outcomes was required to “increase company.”
Engle-Goodner also contends she was terminated final October by Green Leaf for complaining about a hostile function atmosphere and that her testing falsification allegations do not extend to Green Leaf’s California lab, exactly where she in no way worked.
An lawyer for Green Leaf known as Engle-Goodner’s cross-complaint “a way to distract from the allegations … (that) involve unlawful misappropriation of trade secrets.” The lawyer stated a detailed response would be forthcoming in an additional court filing.
Green Leaf opened for company in Sacramento on Feb. 15 with a state testing lab license that is valid by way of Sept. four.
The California Bureau of Cannabis Manage declined to comment on the allegations.