Calypso Enterprises, a medical cannabis company in Pennsylvania, has laid off about 75% of its workforce.
The company said it was forced to let go of 55 workers from its Erie cannabis facility due to a “number of precipitating events.”
According to MJBiz, Calypso has accused the Pennsylvania Department of Health of allowing “monopolist control” of the market by multi-state operators.
The company is asking Pennsylvania to provide “equitable relief” for struggling independent cannabis operators.
According to the report, Hanging Gardens, another Pennsylvania medical cannabis operator, also recently laid off employees.
Hanging Gardens earlier this month announced plans to sue the state for allowing anti-competitive business practices.
“I consider the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program to be in collapse,” Hanging Gardens Owner Shane Kenney told Penn Live.