Blair Wellness

Full title: KAMILLE D. JONES, Plaintiff, v. BLAIR WELLNESS CENTER, LLC et al Defendants

Court: United States District Court, District of Maryland

Date published: Sep 1, 2022


Plaintiff is a Black woman who worked at Blair Wellness Center, a medical cannabis retail business in Baltimore City, Maryland. ECF No. 48, ¶¶ 7-8. The plaintiff was hired in October 2019 as a “Patient Advisor,” also known as a “budtender,” and was promoted to Assistant Inventory Manager: Id. at ¶¶ 8–9. During the former Assistant Inventory Manager’s tenure, upper management discovered “substantial discrepancies regarding dispensary inventory and [the Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Regulation and Compliance System].” Id. at ¶¶ 10-11. Despite these discrepancies, no disciplinary or adverse employment action was taken against the former Assistant Inventory Manager, a white male. Id. at ¶ 11. Shortly after the discrepancies were discovered, the assistant inventory manager voluntarily resigned, and the plaintiff was promoted. Id. at ¶¶ 10-11. As Assistant Inventory Manager, Plaintiff was tasked with “designing and implementing procedures for bringing the dispensary’s product intake, labeling, and storage systems into compliance with the applicable provisions of COMAR.” Id. at ¶ 9. Although the inventory was “in complete disarray” when Plaintiff assumed the position, she did not receive any additional training or instruction. Id. at ¶¶ 12-13.


Court Judgment

For the reasons outlined in this Memorandum Opinion, the defendants’ motion (ECF No. 51) is granted in part and denied in part. A separate order will follow.

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