Ex-PharmaCann Worker Fired After Reporting Mold, Suit Says

By Katryna Perera (December 10, 2021, 4:14 PM EST) -- A former PharmaCann employee says he was fired by the company in retaliation for raising health and safety concerns about mold growing on cannabis plants, according to an Illinois state court suit that asserts claims under the Illinois Whistleblower Act.

William Sanford worked for PharmaCann as a production supervisor. According to the Dec. 6 complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court, his job duties included inspecting and pruning cannabis batches before they were processed and bagged for consumers and medical patients.

If Sanford or another member of his team discovered excessive amounts of mold growing on a cannabis batch after samples of...

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