The producer of an instructional video about growing medical marijuana said the advertising and consulting firms it hired have conspired to copy, distribute and sell the DVD without its permission.
Grow Scene Productions filed a federal lawsuit, saying it enlisted Haze Consulting, Get Me Goings Productions, Robert Pyne Media and Sareli Marketing to promote its video, Mary N’ Jane Present the Successful Indoor Cultivation of Medical Marijuana, featuring the fictional characters “Mary” and “Jane,” reports Maria Dinzeo at Courthouse News.
The companies allegedly told Grow Scene that the video would not be finalized or reproduced without Grow Scene’s written approval, but on August 17, Grow Scene found Haze promoting the video at a Las Vegas marijuana trade show.
When confronted, Sammy Trujillo of Haze said he was in the process of printing 10,000 DVDs for distribution at Seattle Hempfest later that month, according to the complaint.
Trujillo allegedly got the video from Robert Pyne, of, not surprisingly, Robert Pyne Media, and a man named Marlo Jordon “was responsible for ordering and paying for” the 10,000 unauthorized DVDs, according to the complaint.