Article by Roy O’Connor LLP, Newswire
On March 6, 2017, Toronto law firm Roy O’Connor LLP issued a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of a proposed representative plaintiff (Erin Christiansen) against medical marijuana producer Mettrum Ltd. The lawsuit alleges that Mettrum Ltd used unauthorized pest control products in the production of some of its medical marijuana products between September 2014 and November 2016. The lawsuit also alleges that, while Mettrum recalled the medical marijuana products in question and the CEO of its parent Canopy Growth Corporation has stated that the use of unregistered pest control products was “inexcusable”, Mettrum has failed to pay refunds to its customers for all of the marijuana products in question. The lawsuit seeks millions in damages for the proposed class of individuals who purchased the affected products.
Ms. Christiansen of Thunder Bay, Ontario states that: “I was disturbed to learn that unapproved pest control products were used on Mettrum’s medical marijuana plants. If I had known there was a risk that Mettrum’s plants had been treated with an unapproved pesticide, I would never have purchased their products.”
According to lead counsel David F. O’Connor of Roy O’Connor LLP, “Various individuals have clearly expressed their concern and disappointment over this situation and the recalls. This proposed class action can provide those individuals with an efficient avenue to have their claims addressed in court.”