One of the world’s most influential marijuana breeders has filed a lawsuit against a cannabis company, claiming that he lost his job because he had Parkinson’s disease and needed certain accommodations.
Christopher Lynch filed a lawsuit against Node Labs Inc. in a San Francisco court on Monday.
The complaint details Lynch’s Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2014 and his ties to Node Labs.
In 2017, Lynch began working on the genetic development and breeding of cannabis plants, including but not limited to “C. Sativa varieties, according to lawsuits.” He eventually founded Compound IP LLC, “Compound Genetics In 2019, Node Labs entered into an agreement to sell the assets of Compound IP LLC after trademarking the name.
By 2020, however, the relationship between Lynch and the company had deteriorated. According to the complaint, defendants “actively undermined the purpose of the original contract by refusing to provide.” [Lynch] Accompanied by sales accounting [his] based on compensation. ”
“farther, [Node Labs] missed the payment [Lynch] his sales bonus. Defendant continued to actively interfere with the purpose and intent of the original contract during and after the remainder of his employment,” the complaint states.
“Through Plaintiff’s employment, Defendant used Plaintiff’s position in the genetic industry to strengthen the NODE and COMPOUND brands. He requested that he participate in interviews and use his name and likeness to market the brand.
In the lawsuit, Lynch alleges that in May 2021, Node Labs CEO Lauren Avenius “ [Lynch’s] By communicating to key investors that the plaintiff has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the company’s importance and future role.”
After months of alleged disagreements between the two camps, according to the complaint, Lynch was “fired in December, a week after filing a complaint against.” [Node Labs] with the Fair Employment and Housing Authority. “
“at the time, [Lynch] is sick, [Node Labs] was locked [him] According to the complaint, he was disconnected from the company’s e-mail system.
Breeding some of the most popular cannabis strains available and partnering with brands and celebrities, Lynch profiled last week forbes.
“He is the man behind some of the most famous strains on the market today, including Pink Saarts, Apples and Bananas, Califa Mint, Blueberry Banana, Fish Scales and Eye Candy. There is. Alchemizing new flavors using rare and hard-to-find genetics is his bread and butter. The year before, High Times named Lynch one of the 100 most influential people in cannabis.Pink Certz also won the 2022 Transbay Challenge III.” forbes Said.
“His success has struggled. Lynch was diagnosed with juvenile Parkinson’s disease in 2014 after undergoing brain surgery to remove a cerebellar cyst in the back of his head.”
“Life is precious, be grateful for what you have” Lynch said forbes. “Your life can change overnight. Don’t wait to pursue your dreams and goals.”
The profile details how Lynch got into cannabis after “dropping out in high school sophomore year and moving to Amsterdam in 2004 and Rotterdam in 2005.”
“While in Holland, Lynch immersed himself in cannabis culture and learned a lot. He brought that knowledge back to Portland, Oregon, where he began his career growing medical marijuana,” the story said. I’m here.