US (CT): Former cannabis company CEO now employed by the state sues company

The former CEO of a cannabis cultivation company who now works for Connecticut and is involved in the regulation of cannabis is suing her past employer.

Jennifer Mandzuk, the former CEO of Theraplant, the first legal cannabis cultivator in Connecticut, was hired earlier this year by the state Department of Consumer Protection as the state program manager for cannabis. She earns an annual salary of $96,287.

Three weeks after being hired by the state, she filed a lawsuit against Theraplant, alleging she was owed $375,000 in severance. The lawsuit was filed in conjunction with Dan Emmans, who preceded Mandzuk as Theraplant CEO, claiming he was owed $350,000 in severance. Mandzuk’s employment at Theraplant ended on December 17, 2022, according to the lawsuit. She was hired at DCP on June 23, spokesperson Kaitlyn Krasselt confirmed. The lawsuit was filed on July 17.

“Prospective employees for any state position are not asked to disclose any potential litigation on their application,” Krasselt said. “That said, yes, we were made aware of the situation when the suit was filed, as she notified her boss at that time.”


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