An Owner Of Firm Sued Over Pot-Laced Candy Seeks To Grow Pot Here

ILLINOIS:  Jordan Coombs is just one of several people suing a Colorado company for allegedly handing out the high-inducing chocolate to people who didn’t know it was laced with THC, causing them to “overdose.”

Now one of the owners of Beyond Broadway — the Colorado marijuana business named in that lawsuit — is seeking to grow and sell medical marijuana in Illinois.

Ben Burkhardt is a partner in HealthCentral in Illinois, said Matthew Hortenstine, another one of HealthCentral’s partners and the company’s attorney.

HealthCentral has applied to the state for three cultivation center licenses, in Mattoon, Litchfield and Troy, and two dispensary licenses, in Springfield and Collinsville, said Hortenstine, of Effingham.