Black Tie CBD Files Lawsuit Against High Times Over Canceled Hemp Cup
Black Tie CBD has filed suit against High Times and its parent corporation over the canceled Hemp Cup. The event, which was scheduled to take place March 20-21, was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. High Times made misleading statements in its press release regarding refunds for the event, Black Tie CBD alleges.
Sponsors and attendees were advised to contact their sales representative to obtain a refund. However, when they did, they were told that no refunds would be issued. Repeated efforts to amicably resolve the dispute were ignored by High Times and event promoter, Method Three Events.
Black Tie, the primary sponsor of the event, has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles to recover not only the fees paid for the event but additional costs and damages. Black Tie is being represented by Schilleci & Tortorici, P.C.
“This is yet another black mark for High Times, which finds itself at the center of another dispute on the heels of its failed efforts earlier this year to acquire a cannabis dispensary based in San Francisco,” a statement from Black Tie reads. “According to reports, High Times engaged in questionable and arguably fraudulent schemes aimed at raising cash to finance its foray into the cannabis market.”