Chalice, a cannabis operator with many dispensaries in Oregon, has been accused of failing to pay several small farmers in the state.
According to Willamette Week, the Canada-based, publicly traded company owes tens of thousands of dollars.
The unpaid invoices include flower, edibles and other products that Chalice had ordered for its retail locations.
One farm shared invoices with the publication that reportedly show Chalice owes it more than $5,000 for flower and pre-rolls.
“Chalice is financing its business on the backs of small farmers,” the owners said. “I really, truly feel that Chalice is a house of cards.”
Chalice did not respond to Willamette Week’s request for comment.
In December, Chalice cited internal and external challenges that have resulted in it delaying the issue of audited financial statements.