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Battery charge dropped against Ascend cannabis co-founder Abner Kurtin

(This story has been updated to include Ascend’s stock price.)

A battery charge against Abner Kurtin, a co-founder and former chief executive officer of New York-based multistate cannabis operator Ascend Wellness Holdings, was dropped on Friday.

“Today, the charges against me were dismissed by the City of Miami Beach,” Kurtin wrote in a statement to MJBizDaily that was provided by public relations firm Mattio Communications in New York.


He also denied having been involved in a physical altercation with his domestic partner.

A hearing had been scheduled for Friday morning in a state court in Miami.

A representative for the state attorney’s office was not immediately available to comment on the status of the case.

Similarly, a representative for the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts said that office was not yet in a position to provide an update.

Abner Kurtin

Kurtin was charged with battery, a misdemeanor,

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