Several medical marijuana shops are opening in Shawnee and one company has filed a civil lawsuit against another over a name dispute involving the two businesses.
The civil suit was filed in Pottawatomie County District Court by the plaintiff, Oklahoma Roots, LLC, against the defendant, OK Roots Dispensary, LLC.
According to the suit filed by the plaintiff's attorney, Nicholas Atwood, the plaintiff organized that business on Feb. 15, 2018, while the defendant organized on Oct. 17, 2018.
Oklahoma Roots, LLC, operates in the 5800 block of North Harrison, while OK Roots Dispensary, LLC, operates in the 500 block of South Beard.
A hearing on the matter is expected Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court. On Monday, a judge granted a temporary restraining order against the defendant, OK Roots Dispensary, LLC, from using that name.
Watch for updates.