Two docs invested $ 1.1 million in a hemp oil firm in Colorado. Ultimately, their cash was used to finance a Costa Rican sport reserve.


Two Florida doctors have sued the owner of Full Spectrum Nutrition in Colorado Springs, claiming that their $ 1.1 million investment in the marketing of high cannabinoid hemp extracts and products was instead directed to a conservation area in Costa Rica gone.

Dr. Josse Anthony Mazo and his wife Dr. Maritza Rascos, both from Melbourne, Florida, have sued John Michael Merritt Jr., owner of Full Spectrum Nutrition.

Doctors claim to have been cheated and want their money back plus three times the amount of the damage. Orlando, Florida, lawyer Craig Brand filed a lawsuit on her behalf with the US District Court in Denver this week.

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"It's all just a scam," said Brand on Thursday, referring to Merritt's business strategy.

Merritt is a "classic scam" who chases people who dream of making millions in the fast-growing marijuana industry, Brand said.

Costa Rica is an animal lover's paradise, Brand noted, but Mazo and Rascos never intended to invest part of their investment in the iRescue game reserve that Merritt set up there.

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