US (OK): Growers seek court relief over fraudulently surrendered licenses

A bevy of Oklahoma licensed cannabis growers seeks administrative reviews after their licenses were surrendered by a woman who claims she was a part of a fraudulent organization crafted by an Oklahoma law firm, including one in Pittsburg County.

Court documents show Yzhu, LLC, is asking a Pittsburg County judge to set aside the decision made by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to deactivate the company's cannabis grower license pending judicial review, to set aside the deactivation, or to set aside the deactivation and remand the decision back to OMMA with instructions to follow "proper administrative procedures."

Yzhu, LLC, is one of an estimated 300 growers across the state of Oklahoma that had their licenses deactivated after a woman, identified as Kathleen Windler, allegedly surrendered their licenses after she was charged with cannabis-related felonies stemming from an improper licensed grow in Garvin County District Court.

Windler herself filed a lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against a law firm she was employed with, Jones Brown, alleging negligence. Windler alleges the firm offered her and other law firm employees as a service to clients from out of state to stand in as a lawful Oklahoma resident to meet the residency requirements needed to obtain a medical cannabis grow license.


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