State officials have suspended the license of an Athol dispensary after the owner — following regulatory violations and the resignations of some of his staff — threatened former employees in an Instagram video, at one point saying, “you touch my business, I will kill you.”
The Cannabis Control Commission suspended the license of the Athol dispensary Elev8 on March 24, a day after owner Oluwaseun Adedeji posted a video on his Instagram account in which he appeared to threaten violence against his former staff.
Adedeji did not respond to requests for comment by email or text. A phone call to his dispensary went unanswered.
According to the CCC, the state’s regulatory agency for the cannabis industry, officials notified Elev8 in February that the business had made “substantial” violations of regulations for the sale of marijuana, which it would need to correct or risk a license suspension.
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The CCC said that notice prompted Adedeji to fire two employees. He later also dismissed one of his top executives, leading some of Elev8′s staff to resign in protest.
After initially telling the CCC on March 22 that the dispensary was closed and “fully compliant” with state regulations,