The City of Sacramento has shut down a large cannabis manufacturing facility over code violations.
The Natura factory, which employs 450 people, was temporarily closed due to fire code violations. According to the Sacramento Bee, company representatives told city officials that a temporary closure could have long-term effects on the business, which now has millions of dollars of cannabis plants waiting to be processed.
As a result, Natura has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging it violated the company’s constitutional rights and requesting permission to continue operating.
“Loss of employment resulting from the city’s outrageous misconduct will be devastating to these Natura employees and could potentially render many of them homeless in a city that already has a significant homelessness problem,” the lawsuit reads.
Natura’s Sacramento campus includes a 200,000-square-foot cannabis grow operation along with space for manufacturing and distribution. According to the city’s complaint, the facility is missing fire suppression equipment in many of its buildings.
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