CAN: Cannabis giants facing proposed class-action over alleged mislabeling

Some of the most prominent Canadian cannabis giants are facing a lawsuit about alleged misleading statements and false labeling of products. 

The plaintiffs are seeking a $500 million judgement along with punitive of $5 million from each of the defendants, Globalnews reports.

Lisa Marie Langeuin bought some cannabis products from a retail store in Calgary, and after taking the reccomended dose, she did not experience the expected effects. She then consulted a doctor and, according to Cannabis Law, said doctor got concerned about the way the product was sold, as some studies show that cannabis or CBD stored in plastic or with a plastic lining can leech the product and degrate the level of potency. After these products were tested, it was discovered that the cannabis oil had just 46% of the advertised THC. Then, more products were sent for testing, and none of the results allegedly reflected what was reported on the label. 

Among the companies against which this lawsuit has been filed, there are big names like Tilray, Aurora, Aleafia, Hexo, for instance. In order for this class action to proceed, the lawsuit needs to be certified by a judge at Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench. 

 

 


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