A Colorado hempseed producer is accused of “holding hostage” some 4 million seeds that belong to Exotic Canopy Solutions, a California hemp company.
A lawsuit filed this week against Colorado Hemp Operations LLC and Curnativ Farms LLC says the breeders were hired in January to produce seeds of a CBD-rich cultivar for Exotic Canopy.
Still, the California buyer is suing to get the seeds.
Exotic Canopy says the hempseed breeders are now “holding hostage nearly 4 million seeds that rightfully belong to (Exotic Canopy), threatening to sell those seeds unless (Exotic Canopy) pays a price beyond the parties’ bargain.”
Exotic Canopy seeks $3.4 million in damages. The Colorado companies has not yet responded to the claim. A court date has not been set.