Suit claims Boulder's Wana Brands stole ideas from Adams County vape firm – Boulder Daily Camera

A person vaping outside Norlin Library on the University of Colorado Boulder campus in September 2016. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

Wana Brands, a Boulder-based, marijuana-infused edible manufacturer, is facing a lawsuit from another Colorado cannabis company that claims ideas and strategies for entering the vaporizer market were stolen following a failed merger.

The suit was filed late last week in Boulder County District Court by LP Capital, which runs a refinery in Adams County that makes marijuana concentrate products such as vape pen cartridges, shatter and wax, according to court documents.

Wana — led by company President Nancy Whiteman, who is named as an individual defendant in the lawsuit — entered into a non-disclosure agreement with LP Capital last year as the two firms began discussions about a merger, the suit claims.

Believing the company was on the verge of being acquired by Wana and parent company Mountain High Products, LP Capital executives shared proprietary information and allowed a “key sales and new product design employee to transfer his employment to Wana,” according to the

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